Social Psychology

Get Started. It's Free
or sign up with your email address
Social Psychology by Mind Map: Social Psychology

1. The Goal:

1.1. identify psychological properties that effect all categories of people

2. The Questions:

2.1. How?

2.1.1. Ontogeny Developmental Explanations for changes across a person's life cares about the role of learning

2.1.2. Mechanism Causal explanations of behavior and how its constructed EX: Morphology, External Factors

2.2. Why?

2.2.1. Phylogeny Evolutionary explanation of behaviors/characterisitcs

2.2.2. Function Functional explanations regarding the purpose of behavior

3. The Thinking:

3.1. Automatic Thinking:

3.1.1. Routine well-practiced reasoning

3.2. Schemas:

3.2.1. Holistic Thinking Paying attention to relations among objects and their contexts

3.2.2. Analytic Thinking Focus primarily on objects and their attributes

3.2.3. Controlled Thinking Less practiced reasoning

3.2.4. Low Effort Thinking Involuntary and effortless

3.3. Priming:

3.3.1. Recent experiences increase the accessibility of a schema

3.4. Self Fulfilling Prophecies:

3.4.1. Believing something, making you unconsciously act in a way to make it more true

4. The Situation/Behavior:

4.1. Behavior = f (person, situation)

4.1.1. Naïve Realism: Underestimating how much we interpret the things we see Effecient

4.1.2. Construal: Perception, comprehension, and interpretation the social world

4.1.3. Fundamental Attribution Error: Tendency to explain our own and other people’s behavior entirely in terms of personality traits

5. The Research:

5.1. The Observational Method

5.1.1. To describe

5.2. The Correlation Method

5.2.1. To predict

5.3. The Experimental Method

5.3.1. To explain the cause

5.4. Internal Validity

5.4.1. All conditions are treated identically, except for the independent variable

5.5. External Validity

5.5.1. Generalizing results to other situations and people

6. What Is Social Psychology?

6.1. Mix between Personality Psychology and Sociology

6.1.1. Personality Psychology: Study of Individual differences

6.1.2. Sociology: Analysis of society's bahaviors

7. The Communication:

7.1. Non-Verbal:

7.1.1. Facial Expressions Decode Interpreting Emotions Encode Expressing Emotions

7.1.2. Cues Passive environmental actions

7.1.3. Signals Evolved way to convey information