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2A Society Test

2011

QuestionAnswer
Attitudes Long lasting evaluations we hold about ourselves, other people, objects and issues
Raghu Raghaven and Neil Smart - large scale study of mothers form African-American, Chinese, Latino and Caucasian groups. - explored attitudes towards children with down syndrome - more likely to be influenced by their beliefs in decidind whether to undergo genetic testing - Africa
Milgram - posting of letters - letters addresses to medical centre and Mr Walter Carnap had a higher chance of being returned than Nazi and Communist party
Social categorisation process of identifying a person as a member of a certain group because of the features they share
Sterotype - form of social categorisation - based on what others presume to be shared features - used to put people into boxes, making them seem more similar that they really are
Form Sterotypes As we encounter a person form an identifiable group for the first time, our first-time impressions can form the basis of sterotypes
Henderson-King and Nisbett - participants watched interaction with individual(confederate) and experimenter - some participants shown the individual being aggressive, some pleasant and some nothing
Henderson-King and Nisbett 2 - researches found that those participants who had observed the black confederate behaving in a negative manner conducted a much shorter interview that those who had witnessed either a white confederate or black who was pleasant or on interaction
Darly and Gross - experiment with group of teachers - were shown either a videotape of Hanna in a low socioeconomic area or in a high socioeconomic area - teachers that viewed poor Hannah predicted a poorer performance that those who viewed richer Hannah
Darly and Gross2 - these results suggest that the teachers have been influenced by their sterotypes
Theory of reasoned action - tries to explain how social norms and values are translated into the way people behave - our intention to behave in certain ways is influenced by our social values and our personal attitudes towards the behavior and evaluation
Factors that influence stress - predictability - controllability - experience threat or loss
Hardy - saw change as a challenge - felt more in control of their lives - had a sense of direction in both their work and personal lives
Resilience qualities - capacity for making the most of small windows of opportunity - having a deep-rooted faith in a system of meaning - having a healthy social support network - having a wide comfort zone
Physical symptoms - disturbed sleep - exhaustion - headaches
Cognitive symptoms - poor concentration - disorientation - flashbacks
Emotional symptoms - fear - avoidance - depression
Created by: Maddie Rose