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Ch 21: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 20: Social Cognition

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The Social Cognition chapter of this Holt Psychology Principles in Practice Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with social cognition. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Social Cognition textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Social Cognition chapter with which you need help.
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  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Overview of social psychology
  • Attitudes and persuasion
  • How persuasion and attitudes are influenced by emotion
  • Role of attitude inoculation in resisting persuasion
  • Prejudice, stereotyping, bias and perception
  • Communication without spoken words
  • Physical attractiveness and perceptions of beauty

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13 Lessons in Chapter 21: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 20: Social Cognition
Introduction to Social Psychology: Kurt Lewin & Modern Uses

1. Introduction to Social Psychology: Kurt Lewin & Modern Uses

What is social psychology and how is it used? This lesson offers an introduction to the social influences, as well as the group and individual behaviors, covered by this field.

Attitudes: Components, Formation & Measurement

2. Attitudes: Components, Formation & Measurement

Have you ever wondered how your attitudes are formed and how they affect your behavior? In this lesson, we'll take a look at some of the internal and external factors that form our attitudes and how our behavior can be affected or changed by various influences.

Understanding Strategies of Persuasion in Psychology

3. Understanding Strategies of Persuasion in Psychology

How are we persuaded to change our attitudes or behave in a certain way? In this lesson, you'll see four strategies of persuasion that can be used in a variety of social situations.

Elaboration Likelihood Model of Persuasion: Central vs. Peripheral Route

4. Elaboration Likelihood Model of Persuasion: Central vs. Peripheral Route

The Elaboration Likelihood Model is discussed in this lesson, including the distinction between the central route and the peripheral route, examples of each route and when people are likely to take one route over the other.

Persuasive Messages: Presentation Tactics & Role of the Messenger

5. Persuasive Messages: Presentation Tactics & Role of the Messenger

Most of us sometimes have the need or desire to persuade others of something we want them to do, believe, or understand. This lesson describes presentation tactics as well as the role of the messenger in persuasive messaging.

How Emotion Influences Attitudes and Persuasion

6. How Emotion Influences Attitudes and Persuasion

Emotions can be used to induce attitude change in a number of ways. In this lesson, we discuss how they can be used within persuasive communication to illicit both short-term and long-term attitude change.

Attitude Inoculation: Definition, Explanation & Examples

7. Attitude Inoculation: Definition, Explanation & Examples

Every day, other people try to persuade us into changing our attitudes and behavior. In this lesson, we discuss a couple of ways to resist persuasion - using attitude inoculation, in particular. We define attitude inoculation and explain how it can prevent attitude change in spite of persuasion efforts.

What is a Stereotype? - Definition, Function & Formation

8. What is a Stereotype? - Definition, Function & Formation

Stereotyping is something we do daily, even if we don't realize it. By classifying groups of people, we can better understand the world around us, although prejudice may be a result. In this lesson, we'll watch Amy categorize strangers she sees on a bus and determine the reasons why humans tend to stereotype.

Prejudice: Theories and Ideas on Origins

9. Prejudice: Theories and Ideas on Origins

Why do some people dislike entire groups of people? What causes prejudice? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the theories about what makes people prejudiced, including scapegoat theory, authoritarian personality, and culture theory.

Perception, Bias & Interpreting Behavior

10. Perception, Bias & Interpreting Behavior

Have you ever wondered why two people can experience the same event, but give two different accounts of what happened? In this lesson, you will learn about how perception and bias play a role in how we interpret our world.

Non-Verbal Communication: Examples, Types & Definition

11. Non-Verbal Communication: Examples, Types & Definition

In this lesson, you will learn where non-verbal communication comes from and why people display non-verbals cues. You will also see several examples of non-verbal communication that you will be able to spot in others.

The Relationship Between Physical Appearance & Attraction

12. The Relationship Between Physical Appearance & Attraction

When asked, most people will tell you that physical appearance is only one aspect of what attracts them to other people. This lesson will examine the relationship between appearance and attraction and determine whether one does or does not exist.

Attraction: Types, Cultural Differences & Interpersonal Attraction

13. Attraction: Types, Cultural Differences & Interpersonal Attraction

What makes people attractive? In this lesson, you'll start with physical attributes and look beyond to other factors that determine attraction. Get ready to explore the love triangle!

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