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Ch 10: Theories of Social Psychology: Tutoring Solution

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The Theories of Social Psychology chapter of this Introduction to Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the theories of social psychology. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the essential information regarding the theories of social psychology required in a typical introductory psychology course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the scope of social psychology.
  • Learn why stereotypes persist.
  • Discuss the psychology behind the formation of different types of attitudes.
  • Describe some of the general characteristics that influence attraction.
  • Become familiar with the factors that affect our patterns of attribution.
  • Take a look at some persuasion techniques.
  • Understand what drives people to conform.
  • Learn why we tend to obey authority.
  • Explain how being in a group may alter an individual's behavior.
  • Discuss the costs and benefits of aggression and altruism.

15 Lessons in Chapter 10: Theories of Social Psychology: Tutoring Solution
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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.

What is a Stereotype? - Definition, Function & Formation

2. 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.

Attitudes: Components, Formation & Measurement

3. 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.

Attraction: Types, Cultural Differences & Interpersonal Attraction

4. 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!

Attribution Theory: Causes of Behavior & Errors

5. Attribution Theory: Causes of Behavior & Errors

Do you attribute your success to your abilities and failure to outside forces? You'll explore possible ways of weighing personal responsibility and environmental factors when trying to determine what caused an outcome.

Understanding Strategies of Persuasion in Psychology

6. 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.

Conformity: Social Pressure, Solomon Asch & Cultural Influence

7. Conformity: Social Pressure, Solomon Asch & Cultural Influence

Why do we conform? How do factors like group size and social status affect the likelihood of conformity? In this lesson, you'll explore two types of conformity.

Obedience & Authority in Psychology: Stanley Milgram's Experiment

8. Obedience & Authority in Psychology: Stanley Milgram's Experiment

What types of social situations make it more likely that we'll obey authority? You'll observe Milgram's electric shock experiment and what it revealed about the relationship between obedience and authority.

Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences

9. Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences

Do individuals behave differently in groups than they would on their own? How do group dynamics affect our decision-making skills? You'll learn about the benefits and potential pitfalls than can come from belonging to a group.

Aggression: Origins, Theories & Differences

10. Aggression: Origins, Theories & Differences

What roles do nature and nurture play in aggressive tendencies? You'll explore origins of aggression and how acceptance of this behavior may differ among societies.

What is Altruism in Social Psychology? - Origins & Social Influence

11. What is Altruism in Social Psychology? - Origins & Social Influence

Why do we help others, and when do we decide not to help others? In this lesson, you'll take a look at the biological and social motivation behind altruism.

Control Theory in Sociology: Definition & Concept

12. Control Theory in Sociology: Definition & Concept

This lesson highlights control theory in sociology and considers the key bonds we have with society that cause most people to abide by laws and norms. We'll raise questions to challenge this theory as well.

Corporate Crime: Definition, Types & Examples

13. Corporate Crime: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, we'll be looking at corporate crimes. We will learn more about the different types of corporate crimes as well as look at some examples.

Diana Baumrind: Parenting Styles & Theory

14. Diana Baumrind: Parenting Styles & Theory

This lesson discusses the parenting theory developed by psychologist Diana Baumrind, including her three main parenting styles. At the end of the lesson, test your knowledge of her different styles with a quiz.

David McClelland: Biography & Theory

15. David McClelland: Biography & Theory

This lesson provides some biographical information on the American psychologist David McClelland. We'll talk about his theories on human needs and motivations, and learn how people's needs matter in the workplace.

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