Sociocultural cognition Attribution Theory Psychology: pp. 103-106 Social identify theory Psychology: pp. 106-110 Social Representations Stereotyping Social and Cultural Norms Social Learning Theory Psychology: pp 111-116 Must know study: Bandura, et. al., 1961 Social influence: compliance , reciprocity, commitment Psychology: pp 116-118 Must know studies: Milgram, (40 Studies); Zimbardo (40 Studies), Stanford Prison Experiment Social influence: conformity Psychology: pp 119-124 Evaluate research on conformity to group norms Discuss factors influencing conformity (for example, culture, groupthink, risky shift, minority influence). Must know study: Solomon Ash (40 Studies) Cultural dimensions of behavior Psychology: pp 124-127 Define the term culture and cultural norms Packet Examine the role of two cultural dimensions on behavior(for example, individualism/collectivism, Power distance, uncertainty avoidance, Confucian dynamism, masculinity/femininity). Using examples, explain emic and etic concepts An integrative approach to prejudice and discrimination Biological approach Psychology: pp 127-135 Cognitive approach Sociocultural approach Proof of practice: for each prompt: a) Identify the underlying principles that are the focus of the prompt b) Develop an assertion (thesis statement) in direct response to the prompt c) Crate a bulleted, detailed list of the relevant knowledge needed to effectively respond to the prompt d) Identify a study you can use to support that relevant knowledge and your assertion. Include the Aim, Methodology, Procedure, Findings (results) as well as strengths and weaknesses of the study identified. 1. To what extent are the research methods used within the sociocultural perspective similar to that utilized by the biological and cognitive approaches. In your response, address the unique elements of sociocultural methodology with regard to ethical considerations. 2. To what extent do situational and dispositional factors explain behavior. 3. To what extend do errors in attributions affect behavior? (for example, fundamental attribution error, illusory correlation, self‑serving bias). 4. Evaluate social identity theory, making reference to relevant studies. 5. To what extent does the formation of stereotypes effect behaviour. 6. Explain social learning theory, making reference to two relevant studies. 7. To what extent do compliance techniques(for example, lowballing, foot‑in‑the‑door, reciprocity) effect behavior? 8. Describe and evaluate one study of obedience to authority. 9. Evaluate the role that one cultural dimension (e.g. individualism/collectivism, power distance) may have on behavior 10. Assess the extent to which two social psychological studies allow predictions to be made about group behavior. 11. Assess the effectiveness of the sociocultural perspective as an explanation for either one psychological or social question. 12. To what extent are the origins of and relationship between prejudice and discrimination biological, cognitive and socio cultural?
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