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Psychology, 5/e
Lester M. Sdorow, Arcadia University
Cheryl A. Rickabaugh, University of Redlands

Social Psychology

Chapter Outline

  1. Social Cognition
    1. Causal Attribution
      1. Dimensions of Causal Attribution
      2. Biases in Causal Attribution
        1. The Fundamental Attribution Error
        2. The Self-Serving Bias
    2. Person Perception
      1. Stereotypes
      2. First Impressions
      3. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
    3. Staying on Track: Social Cognition
  2. Interpersonal Attraction
    1. Liking
      1. Proximity
      2. Familiarity
      3. Physical Attractiveness
      4. Similarity
    2. Romantic Love
      1. Theories of Love
      2. Promoting Romantic Love
    3. Staying on Track: Interpersonal Attraction
  3. Attitudes
    1. Attitudes and Behavior
      1. The Influence of Attitudes on Behavior
      2. The Influence of Behavior on Attitudes
    2. The Art of Persuasion
      1. The Source and Persuasion
      2. The Message and Persuasion
      3. The Audience and Persuasion
    3. Prejudice
      1. Factors that Promote Prejudice
      2. Factors that Reduce Prejudice
    4. Staying on Track: Attitudes
  4. Group Dynamics
    1. Groupthink in Decision Making
    2. Group Effects on Performance
      1. Social Facilitation
      2. Social Loafing
    3. Social Influence
      1. Conformity
      2. Obedience
    4. Anatomy of a Research Study: Would You Harm Someone Just Because an Authority Figured Ordered You To?
      1. Rationale
      2. Method
      3. Results and Discussion
    5. Staying on Track: Group Dynamics
  5. Prosocial Behavior
    1. Altruism
    2. Bystander Intervention
      1. Noticing the Victim
      2. Interpreting the Situation as an Emergency
      3. Taking Personal Responsibility
      4. Deciding on a Course of Action
      5. Taking Action
    3. Staying on Track: Prosocial Behavior
  6. Aggression
    1. Theories of Aggression
      1. Aggression as the Product of Physiology
      2. Aggression as the Product of Experiences
    2. Group Violence
    3. Staying on Track: Aggression