7 3 chapter 13 assignment

In a few sentences, please respond to each of the following questions. Up to 10 points can be earned for a completed assignment, with partial credit available for incomplete responses.

  • Discuss the significance of first impressions, the fundamental attribution error, and the correspondence bias
  • Describe the factors that influence attitude formation and the role of cognitive dissonance
  • Distinguish between the terms social norms and social roles and discuss how they relate to the Stanford Prison experiment. Describe what took place in the study and why it was terminated early
  • Define the term obedience and discuss the results and implications of the Milgram experiments on obedience. Discuss what implications these results have on our understanding of human nature
  • Identify and describe three techniques of compliance and how each works to persuade us
  • Define the terms prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination and discuss how prejudices develop and how they can be reduced
  • Explain what took place during the Asch experiments on conformity and what factors seem to affect the likelihood of conformity
  • Describe each of the group processes that demonstrate that individual behavior can be influenced by belonging to a group
  • Describe each of the factors that influence attraction
  • Discuss how altruistic behaviors are influenced versus situations where aggression and deindividuation occurs


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