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AP Psychology
AP Psychology
Prologue
Prologue
Chapter One:  Thinking Critically
Chapter One: Thinking Critically
Chapter Two: Neuroscience and Behavior
Chapter Two: Neuroscience and Behavior
Chapter Three: Nature, Nurture and Human Diversity
Chapter Three: Nature, Nurture and Human Diversity
Chapter Four: Developing Through the Life Span
Chapter Four: Developing Through the Life Span
Chapter Five:  Sensation
Chapter Five: Sensation
Chapter Six: Perception
Chapter Six: Perception
Chapter Seven: States of Consciousness
Chapter Seven: States of Consciousness
Chapter Eight:  Learning
Chapter Eight: Learning
Chapter Nine:  Memory
Chapter Nine: Memory
Chapter Ten: Thinking and Language
Chapter Ten: Thinking and Language
Chapter Eleven: Intelligence
Chapter Eleven: Intelligence
Chapter Twelve: Motivation and Work
Chapter Twelve: Motivation and Work
Chapter Thirteen: Emotion
Chapter Thirteen: Emotion
Chapter Fourteen: Stress and Health
Chapter Fourteen: Stress and Health
Chapter Fifteen: Personality
Chapter Fifteen: Personality
Chapter Sixteen: Psychological Disorders
Chapter Sixteen: Psychological Disorders
Chapter Seventeen: Therapy
Chapter Seventeen: Therapy
Chapter Eighteen: Social Psychology
Chapter Eighteen: Social Psychology

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Chapter Eighteen: Social Psychology Chapter Eighteen: Social Psychology
Chapter Eighteen Objectives

Chapter 18

 

Objective 1| Describe the three main focuses of social psychology. 

 

Objective 2| Contrast dispositional and situational attributions, and explain how the fundamental attribution error can affect our analyses of behavior. 

 

Objective 3| Define attitude. 

 

Objective 4| Describe the conditions under which attitudes can affect actions.

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Objective 5| Explain how the foot-in-the-door phenomenon, role playing, and cognitive dissonance illustrate the influence of actions on attitudes. 

 

Objective 6| Describe the chameleon effect, and give an example of it. 

 

Objective 7| Discuss Asch’s experiments on conformity, and distinguish between normative and informational social influence. 

 

Objective 8| Describe Milgram’s experiments on obedience, and outline the conditions in which obedience was highest. 

 

Objective 9| Explain how the conformity and obedience studies can help us understand our susceptibility to social influence. 

Objective 10| Describe the conditions in which the presence of others is likely to result in social facilitation, social loafing, or deindividuation. 

 

Objective 11| Discuss how group interaction can facilitate group polarization and groupthink.

 

Objective 12| Identify the characteristic common to minority positions that sway majorities.

Objective 13| Identify the three components of prejudice


 

Objective 14| Contrast overt and subtle forms of prejudice, and give examples of each. 

 

 

Objective 15| Discuss the social factors that contribute to prejudice. 

Objective 16| Explain how scapegoating illustrates the emotional component of prejudice.

 

Objective 17| Cite four ways that cognitive processes help create and maintain prejudice. 

 

Objective 18| Explain how psychology’s definition of aggression differs from everyday usage.

Objective 19| Describe three levels of biological influences on aggression. 

 

Objective 20| Outline four psychological triggers of aggression. 

 

Objective 21| Discuss the effects of violent video games on social attitudes and behavior. 

 

Objective 22| Explain how social traps and mirror-image perceptions fuel social conflict. 

 

Objective 23| Describe the influence of proximity, physical attractiveness, and similarity on interpersonal attraction. 

 

Objective 24| Describe the effect of physical arousal on passionate love, and identify two predictors of enduring companionate love.

Objective 25| Define altruism, and give an example. 

 

Objective 26| Describe the steps in the decision-making process involved in bystander intervention. 

 

Objective 27| Explain altruistic behavior from the perspective of social exchange theory and social norms. 

 

Objective 28| Discuss effective ways of encouraging peaceful cooperation and reducing social conflict. 

 





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