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Social Psychology

Error in psychological studies Unaccounted for variability. Distraction, fatigue, tired, stressed, etc.
Standard Deviation Measure of error
What is a confound? A variable that has a consistent, unrealized effect on the independent variable that is often mistaken as error.
Personality Psychology Devoted to understanding dispositional characteristics. Myers-Briggs, CPI, and NEO are a few personality tests. LOcus of consistency. Accounted for error by taking a true score
What is the Personality Paradox? How can our intuitions about the stability of personality be reconciled with the evidence for its variability across situations? What is that "error" is meaningful?
Power of the Situation Milgram's shock experiment and Zimbardo's prison experiment
Collection of attributes Conscientiousness, agreeableness, extraversion, neuroticism, openness
Organized personalit processing system Mental representations, stable units of personality, goals, beliefs, expectations, affects, competencies, social learning, biological and cultural history
What is CAPS? cognitive-affective personality system theory, which explains the organized personality processing system.
What are CAUs? Cognitive-affective units, also known as mental representations. They are activated or inhibited by the situation. If...Then...
What is social psychology? Scientific theory of how people think about, influence and related to one another. Understanding how groups effect individuals. SOcial psychology is about explaining the "if".
Created by: cassidylm34
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