We think important objects and events in our world will automatically grab our attention, but they often don’t, particularly when our attention is focused on something else. The failure to notice unexpected objects or events when attention is focused elsewhere is now known as inattentional blindness. The study of such failures of awareness has a long history, but their practical importance has received increasing attention over the past decade. This module describes the history and status of research on inattentional blindness, discusses the reasons why we find these results to be counterintuitive, and the implications of failures of awareness for how we see and act in our world.
Survey of the scientific study of individuals as they influence and are influenced by others.
This textbook is designed for Chemeketa Community College's PSY 202. NOBA provides ancillary materials, and a common course cartridge is also available by request with more quiz questions for this content. Print copies are available from http://www.lulu.com/shop/noba-project/introduction-to-psychology-mind-society/paperback/product-22882321.html.
This is a collection of ancillary materials that aim at helping instructors to adopt open educational materials to provide students with a zero-cost introduction to social psychology course. The materials contain a sample syllabus, lecture slides, study guides, test bank, and interactive activities. All contents are licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY-SA.
People have a deep intuition about what has been called the “nature–nurture question.” Some aspects of our behavior feel as though they originate in our genetic makeup, while others feel like the result of our upbringing or our own hard work. The scientific field of behavior genetics attempts to study these differences empirically, either by examining similarities among family members with different degrees of genetic relatedness, or, more recently, by studying differences in the DNA of people with different behavioral traits. The scientific methods that have been developed are ingenious, but often inconclusive. Many of the difficulties encountered in the empirical science of behavior genetics turn out to be conceptual, and our intuitions about nature and nurture get more complicated the harder we think about them. In the end, it is an oversimplification to ask how “genetic” some particular behavior is. Genes and environments always combine to produce behavior, and the real science is in the discovery of how they combine for a given behavior.
Have you ever had trouble teaching the various topics of social psychology and fitting them together to form a coherent field? Dr. Stangor felt like he was presenting a laundry list of ideas, research studies, and phenomena, rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge. He wondered how his students could be expected to remember and understand the many phenomena that social psychologists study? How could they tell what was most important? It was then that he realized a fresh approach to a Social Psychology textbook was needed to structure and integrate student learning; thus, Principles of Social Psychology was born. This textbook is based on a critical thinking approach, and its aim is to get students thinking actively and conceptually Đ with a greater focus on the forest than the trees. Yes, there are right and wrong answers, but the answers are not the only thing. What is perhaps even more important is how students get to the answers Đ the thinking process itself. To help students better grasp the big picture of social psychology, and to provide you with a theme that you can use to organize your lectures, Dr. Stangor's text has a consistent pedagogy across the chapters.
The first International edition of this textbook provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of social psychology from an interactionist perspective. The presentation of classic studies and theories are balanced with insights from cutting-edge, contemporary research. An emphasis on real world examples and applications is intended to guide students to critically analyze their situations and social interactions in order to put their knowledge to effective use.
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Social psychologists are interested in the ways that other people affect thought, emotion, and behavior. To explore these concepts requires special research methods. Following a brief overview of traditional research designs, this module introduces how complex experimental designs, field experiments, naturalistic observation, experience sampling techniques, survey research, subtle and nonconscious techniques such as priming, and archival research and the use of big data may each be adapted to address social psychological questions. This module also discusses the importance of obtaining a representative sample along with some ethical considerations that social psychologists face.
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Welcome to the First Edition of an Open Education Resource (OER) textbook for Psych 221, Introduction to Social Psychology. This text was developed with the assistance of an Affordable Course Transformation grant from The Pennsylvania State University.
I. Chapter 1: Methods
1.1 - Methods
1.2 - Types of Research
II. Chapter 2: Self, Culture and Social Comparisons
2.1 - Self, Culture and Social Comparisons
2.2 - Social Comparisons
III. Chapter 3: Attribution/Social Beliefs and Judgements
3 - Attribution/Social Beliefs and Judgements
IV. Chapter 4: Attraction/Relationships
4 - Attraction and Relationships
V. Chapter 5: Helping
5 - Helping and Prosocial Behavior
VI. Chapter 6: Persuasion
6 - Persuasion: So Easily Fooled
VII. Chapter 7: Legal/Courtroom
7 - Eyewitness Testimony and Memory Biases
This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory social psychology courses. The 8 units include 27 modules covering key social psych topics such as research methods, group processes, social influence, and relationships. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. The book includes a comprehensive instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentations, a test bank, reading anticipation guides, and adaptive student quizzes.
Table of Contents
About Noba & Acknowledgements
Social Psychology as a Science
1 An Introduction to the Science of Social Psychology
2 Research Methods in Social Psychology
3 Statistical Thinking
Beth Chance & Allan Rossman
4 Conducting Psychology Research in the Real World
Matthias R. Mehl
5 Social Neuroscience
Tiffany A. Ito & Jennifer T. Kubota
Understanding the Self and Others
6 Self and Identity
Dan P. McAdams
7 Social Cognition and Attitudes
Yanine D. Hess & Cynthia L. Pickett
8 Theory of Mind
9 Evolutionary Theories in Psychology
David M. Buss
Groups and Group Processes
10 The Psychology of Groups
Donelson R. Forsyth
11 The Family
Joel A. Muraco
Neil Thin & Robert Biswas-Diener
13 Social Comparison
Stephen Garcia & Arnor Halldorsson
14 Functions of Emotions
Hyisung Hwang & David Matsumoto
15 Culture and Emotion
16 Conformity and Obedience
Jerry M. Burger
17 Persuasion: So Easily Fooled
Robert V. Levine
18 Prejudice, Discrimination, and Stereotyping
Susan T. Fiske
19 Aggression and Violence
Brad J. Bushman
20 Helping and Prosocial Behavior
Dennis L. Poepsel & David A. Schroeder
Jake P. Moskowitz & Paul K. Piff
22 Attraction and Beauty
Robert G. Franklin & Leslie Zebrowitz
23 Positive Relationships
Nathaniel M. Lambert
24 Love, Friendship, and Social Support
Debi Brannan & Cynthia D. Mohr
25 Attachment Through the Life Course
R. Chris Fraley
26 Relationships and Well-being
Kenneth Tan & Louis Tay
27 Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology
Berrin Erdogan & Talya N. Bauer
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