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Ch 9: Applied Social Psychology: Homework Help

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The Applied Social Psychology chapter of this Social Psychology Homework Help course helps students complete their applied social psychology homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your applied social psychology homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your applied social psychology homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Altruism and prosocial behavior
  • Gender and cultural influences on prosocial behavior
  • Positive mood and negative state relief theory
  • The bystander effect
  • Social exchange theory and empathy-altruism comparisons
  • Urban overload, pluralistic ignorance and diffusion of responsibility
  • The application of social psychology to environmental efforts
  • Eyewitness accounts and the misinformation effect
  • Recovered memories and false confessions
  • Deterrence theory of punishment
  • Perceived behavioral control
  • Seligman's learned helplessness theory
  • Self-efficacy and locus of control
  • Research on happiness
  • Emotional vs. instrumental social support and stress

28 Lessons in Chapter 9: Applied Social Psychology: Homework Help
Altruism and Prosocial Behavior: Definition & Predictors

1. Altruism and Prosocial Behavior: Definition & Predictors

Prosocial behavior is any action intended to help others. One motivation for prosocial behavior is altruism, or the desire to help others with no expectation of reward. In this lesson, we explore prosocial behavior and the elements that social psychologists have identified as predicting it.

Prosocial Behavior: How Gender and Culture Predict Helping

2. Prosocial Behavior: How Gender and Culture Predict Helping

Social psychologists have found that both gender and culture help to predict people's prosocial behavior. In this lesson, we look at both of these factors and how they affect helping behaviors.

How Positive Moods and Negative State Relief Affect Prosocial Behavior

3. How Positive Moods and Negative State Relief Affect Prosocial Behavior

Your mood, good or bad, affects whether you are willing to engage in prosocial behavior. In this lesson, we look at how and why mood can determine whether people help others.

Defining the Bystander Effect: Kitty Genovese Murder & Research by Latane and Darley

4. Defining the Bystander Effect: Kitty Genovese Murder & Research by Latane and Darley

In 1964, Kitty Genovese was murdered outside her New York apartment building. Some of her neighbors heard her screams but didn't call for help. This lesson explains the social phenomenon known as the bystander effect, which helps to explain why Genovese's neighbors didn't help her.

Social Exchange Theory vs. Empathy-Altruism

5. Social Exchange Theory vs. Empathy-Altruism

Social psychologists disagree on why people help others. Two theories on the subject are social exchange theory and the empathy-altruism hypothesis. In this lesson, we'll learn more about each of these theories.

Urban Overload, Pluralistic Ignorance & Diffusion of Responsibility: Definition and Effect on Helping

6. Urban Overload, Pluralistic Ignorance & Diffusion of Responsibility: Definition and Effect on Helping

Studies have shown that people in large cities are less likely to help people out than people in small towns. In this lesson, we'll learn why this is by looking at the theories of urban overload, pluralistic ignorance, and diffusion of responsibility.

Social Psychology and its Applications in Environmental Efforts

7. Social Psychology and its Applications in Environmental Efforts

Social psychologists have used information from their experiments to change people's behaviors in an effort to save the environment. In this lesson, we'll look at several psychological principles and how they can be applied to environmental efforts.

The Misinformation Effect and Eyewitness Accounts

8. The Misinformation Effect and Eyewitness Accounts

Many crimes are prosecuted on the basis of eyewitness testimony. But how accurate are eyewitness accounts? The misinformation effect and source monitoring are two psychological principles that explain how sometimes witnesses can be mistaken.

Recovered Memories, False Confessions & the Misinformation Effect

9. Recovered Memories, False Confessions & the Misinformation Effect

The misinformation effect occurs when people are given misleading information that changes their memory of events. It can cause issues with two phenomena in the legal system: recovered memories and false confessions. In this lesson, we'll look at both in more detail.

Deterrence Theory of Punishment: Definition & Effect on Law Obedience

10. Deterrence Theory of Punishment: Definition & Effect on Law Obedience

Deterrence theory says that people obey the law because they are scared of getting caught and being punished. In this lesson, we'll look more closely at deterrence theory and how it relates to drunk driving and the death penalty.

Perceived Behavioral Control: Definition and Relation to Stress

11. Perceived Behavioral Control: Definition and Relation to Stress

How much control over a situation we believe we have, also called our perceived control, helps reduce stress and has many other health benefits. In this lesson, we'll look at studies that demonstrate the powerful effect perceived control can have on our health.

How Seligman's Learned Helplessness Theory Applies to Human Depression and Stress

12. How Seligman's Learned Helplessness Theory Applies to Human Depression and Stress

Learned helplessness is when people feel helpless to avoid negative situations because previous experience has shown them that they do not have control. In this lesson, we'll explore some of the causes and effects of learned helplessness.

Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control: Definition and Meaning

13. Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control: Definition and Meaning

Self-efficacy is the belief that you can succeed in a specific area of your life, and locus of control is how much control you feel like you have over a situation. What do these two things have in common? In this lesson, we'll explore them both and how they relate to each other.

Research on Happiness: What Makes People Happy?

14. Research on Happiness: What Makes People Happy?

Research has found that there are several things that make people happy. Scientists have also discovered that most people don't do a good job of predicting what will make them happy. In this lesson, we'll look at what causes happiness, the relationship of money to happiness, and how accurate people are at making predictions about happiness.

Social Support and Stress: Emotional vs. Instrumental Support

15. Social Support and Stress: Emotional vs. Instrumental Support

Social support is an important tool for coping with stress. There are two main and contradicting hypotheses about the role of social support in stressful situations: the buffering hypothesis and the main effects hypothesis. In this lesson, we'll learn more about social support and its effects on stress.

Dan Gilbert on Happiness: Overview

16. Dan Gilbert on Happiness: Overview

Read about the social psychologist Dan Gilbert and his views on happiness. Learn about his theory on synthetic happiness and test your understanding with a quiz.

False Memories in Psychology: Formation & Definition

17. False Memories in Psychology: Formation & Definition

What are false memories, and how do they happen? More importantly, what can the phenomenon of false memories teach us about the human brain? In this lesson, we discuss memory and some of its complexities.

Psychology of False Confessions: Causes, Consequences & Implications

18. Psychology of False Confessions: Causes, Consequences & Implications

What would you do if you were wrongfully accused of a crime? In this lesson, we will explore why some people give false confessions and the consequences it has on their lives.

Rape Victims: Facts, Aftermath & Psychological Effects

19. Rape Victims: Facts, Aftermath & Psychological Effects

Rape is a horrible crime against a human being. Rape affects both the victims of the crime and their families and friends. Here, we discuss statistics, the definition of rape, and the aftermath.

Reciprocal Interaction: Definition & Model

20. Reciprocal Interaction: Definition & Model

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of reciprocal interaction. You'll also review the associated model and apply the concept to a real-world example.

Recovered Memory: Syndrome, Therapy & Controversy

21. Recovered Memory: Syndrome, Therapy & Controversy

Explore the idea and evidence behind recovered memories. How well has the idea of recovered or suppressed memories been researched? Has it ever come up in a larger context, such as court?

Relativist Fallacy: Definition & Example

22. Relativist Fallacy: Definition & Example

In this lesson, we will discuss the relativist fallacy. Learn more about the relativist fallacy and the relationship between that fallacy and objectivity. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Role Set in Sociology: Definition & Analysis

23. Role Set in Sociology: Definition & Analysis

This lesson explores the concept of role set. Learn about a sociologist's analysis on how we survive with so many complicated relationships in our lives.

Social Expectations: Definition & Theory

24. Social Expectations: Definition & Theory

Ever wonder why we care so much about what others think of us? Let's explore the reasons and examine some theories that may have some weight on what our social expectations are.

Social Learning Theory: Definition & Examples

25. Social Learning Theory: Definition & Examples

There are many ways in which human beings learn. One of the most effective ways is by watching, observing and modeling others and this is known as social learning theory.

Social Systems: Definition & Theory

26. Social Systems: Definition & Theory

Through this lesson, you will learn what defines social systems, and gain insight into how their relationships create a functioning society. When you are through with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with the quiz.

Status Set in Sociology: Definition & Example

27. Status Set in Sociology: Definition & Example

Most of us occupy various different statuses in society, depending on the setting. Learn about the definition of status set in sociology and see some examples.

What Is Happiness? - Definition & Explanation

28. What Is Happiness? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we will define happiness and discuss the nebulous nature of the concept. Learn about Martin Seligman and his PERMA model, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

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