PSY101 - Topic 10 - Social Psychology

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Community College / Lower Division
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Topic 10: Social PsychologyTextbook readings: pp. 409-410; pp. 417-418; pp. 428-429; pp. 441-443.Watch: [Descriptions from the website]Milgram Obedience Study - Why should you question authority? The answer lies within this ground breaking social psychology experiment by Stanley Milgram regarding human behavior and authority.The Stanford Prison Experiment - The Stanford Prison Experiment, a dramatic simulation study of the psychology of imprisonment and one of the best known psychology experiments ever undertaken.Dr. Zimbardo takes us through the Stanford Prison Experiment, in which healthy college students are transformed into unstable prisoners and brutal prison guards within days by the power of the situation in which they found themselves.Learning objectives:1.      Define social psychology.2.      Describe Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment and its results. Note how social roles, norms and scripts may have affected human behavior in this study.3.      Describe Milgram’s Obedience to Authority Experiment and its results.4.      Describe how the “bystander effect” and “diffusion of responsibility” may have influenced the Kitty Genovese event.5.      Describe how prosocial behavior, altruism and empathy are related to one another.

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