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Last reply by: Professor Charles Schallhorn
Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:54 PM

Post by Jim Tang on October 5, 2015

social psych js far more fascinating than the brain anatomy

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Last reply by: Professor Charles Schallhorn
Sat May 2, 2015 1:02 PM

Post by Daniel Smith on April 29, 2015

I'm all for a level playing field, which means that people of all races should have roughly the same acceptance rate into professional schools when they have the same score on the admission tests, I don't know if that's true for all schools but I do know its not true form medical school, look on the AAMC website for proof

Wouldn't it be a better idea to focus more on "people" not "races" who come from homes and communities with fewer resources available to them? There are plenty of white people who come from impoverished homes and work hard but still have to score higher than other races to have an equal chance to attend the same school and that has nothing to do with scholarships after undergraduate, it has to do with acceptance

No race is brighter than the next. It doesn't matter how much effort you put into something if you don't have access to the resources or exposure to the material needed to be "successful"

I'd be willing to bet all the money that I have that there is a stronger correlation between "successful" education and parental income than "successful" education and race

Social Psychology, Part I

  • Social Psychology: the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another
  • Social Thinking: the cognitive aspects of group relationships—how we think about and in groups
  • Social Influence: how being in groups affects us, how we conform and obey
  • Social Relations: how groups get along or don’t—prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination
  • Social Psychology: Scientific study of how individuals behave, think, and feel in social situations; how people act in the presence (actual or implied) of others
  • Culture: Ongoing pattern of life that is passed from one generation to another
  • Social Role: Patterns of behavior expected of people in various social positions (e.g. daughter, mother, teacher, President
  • Proxemics: Systematic study of human use of personal space, especially in social settings
  • Attribution: Making inferences about the causes of one’s own behavior and others’ behavior
  • The fundamental attribution error is when we ignore the situation or context when explaining someone’s behavior

Social Psychology, Part I

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  1. Intro
    • Social Psychology (8-10%)
    • Overview
    • Avril Lavigne: Complicated
    • Some Definitions in Social Psychology
    • Groups
    • Personal Space
    • Spatial Norms
    • Intimate Distance
    • Other Distance Zones
    • Social Cognition
    • Attribution Theory
    • Attribution Square
    • Attribution Examples
    • Social Perception Terms
    • Self-Handicapping
    • More Attribution Concepts
    • Review
    • Intro 0:00
    • Social Psychology (8-10%) 0:10
      • Group Dynamics
      • Attribution Processes
      • Interpersonal Perception
      • Conformity, Compliance, Obedience
      • Attitudes and Attitude Change
      • Organizational Behavior
      • Aggression/Antisocial Behavior
      • Cultural Influences
      • This Part of the Course Focuses on…
    • Overview 1:18
      • Social Psychology
      • Social Thinking
      • Social Influence
      • Social Relations
      • Deception
      • Avril Lavigne
    • Avril Lavigne: Complicated 3:44
      • Lyrics
    • Some Definitions in Social Psychology 6:02
      • Social Psychology
      • Culture
      • Social Role
      • Ascribed Role
      • Achieved Role
      • Role Conflict
    • Groups 11:17
      • Group Structure
      • Group Cohesiveness
      • Status
      • Norm
      • In-Group
      • Out-Group
    • Personal Space 15:27
      • Personal Space/Norms -- Edward T. Hall
      • Area Surrounding Body Defined as Private and Subject to Personal Control
    • Spatial Norms 16:07
      • Proxemics
      • Used for Communication of Intent, Territoriality, Attitude, Etc.
    • Intimate Distance 21:19
      • Most Private Space Immediately Surrounding Body; 18 Inches From Skin
      • Differs From Culture to Culture
    • Other Distance Zones 23:17
      • Personal Distance
      • Social Distance
      • Public Distance
    • Social Cognition 25:05
      • A Story About a Woman Who Crosses a River
      • Ranking the Responsibility
      • Outcomes That are Typical
      • Blaming
      • Just-World Hypothesis
      • Woman Who Crosses the River
      • Recognizing Oneself in the Woman's Situation or Seeing Her as Member of Outgroup
      • Defensive Attribution
      • Blaming the Victim
      • Just-World Hypothesis/Phenomenon
    • Attribution Theory 37:25
      • Attribution
      • Consistency
      • Distinctiveness
    • Attribution Square 38:03
      • Attribution Theory: How We Explain People's Behavior
    • Attribution Examples 41:44
      • Explanations of Sports Teams We Support and Their Success or Failure
      • Our Explanations of Why We Did Not Get Into College
      • Explanations of Why People of Our Own Gender or Ethnic Group Are Successful or Not
      • Parent's Explanations of Their Own Child's Trouble in Class Versus the Other Children's
    • Social Perception Terms 45:56
      • Actor: Person of Interest
      • Object
      • Setting
      • Situational Demands
      • Discounting
      • Consensus
    • Self-Handicapping 47:19
      • Arranging to Perform Under Conditions that Usually Impair Performance
      • Self-Sabotage
    • More Attribution Concepts 49:11
      • Fundamental Attribution Error
      • Actor-Observer Bias
    • Review 50:40
      • How Do We Tend to Explain Others' Behavior and Our Own?
      • How Predictable Are Our Explanations of People's Behavior?
      • Does What We Think Affect What We Do? Does What We Do Affect What We Think?
      • How is Our Behavior Affected By the Presence of Others or By Being Part of a Group?
      • How Does Distance Between People Impact Their Communication?