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Social Psychology

COURSE:  SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
Textbook:  SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
Author:  John D. Delamater, Daniel J. Myers
 
Publisher: Wadsworth Cengage Learning
 
ISBN# 978-0-495-81297-5
 
 
Syllabus:  This textbook has as its goal to describe contemporary social psychology and to present theoretical concepts and research findings
that make up this broad and fascinating field. This textbook draws from the work of a wide array of social psychologists, including those with
sociological and psychological perspectives.
 
 
Instructions:
 
Answer all questions and give requested information.
 
 CHAPTER 1
 
1. DEFINE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY.
 
2. ONE GOAL OF THIS BOOK IS TO PRESENT WHAT?
 
3. WHAT ARE THE CORE CONCERNS OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY?
 
4. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BEARS A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP TO WHAT OTHER FIELDS. 
 
5. DEFINE THE TERM THEORY AS GIVEN IN THIS CHAPTER.
 
6. What are middle range theories?
 
7. What is a theoretical perspective?
 
8. What are the five central perspectives that guide this textbook?
 
9. What is role theory?
 
10. Give the six propositions in role theory.
 
11. Describe the impact of roles.
 
12. What are the limitations of role theory?
 
13. What is reinforcement theory?
 
14. Give the concepts of reinforcement theory.
 
15. What is the central proposition of social learning theory?
 
16. What is the social exchange theory?
 
17. Give two criticisms of the reinforcement theory. 
 
18. What is the cognitive theory?
 
19. Finish this paragraph. "Cognitive theory does not deny the importance of  ……"
 
20. What is the concept of cognitive structure and why are schemas important?
 
21. What is the principle of cognitive consistency?
 
22. What are the limitations of cognitive theory?
 
23. What is symbolic interaction theory?
 
24. How does symbolic interaction theory view humans?
 
25. Give the three criticisms of symbolic interactive theory.
 
26. What is evolutionary psychology?
 
27. What is "mate poaching?"
 
28. What are the limitations of evolutionary theory?
 
29. Various perspectives are compared in terms of what four dimensions?
 
CHAPTER 2
 
30. How do some theorists view socialization?
 
31. Give each of the perspectives on socialization.
 
32. How is socialization organized?
 
33. Give the four components of socialization.
 
34. What are the three major socializing agents in childhood?
 
35. Socialization is based on what three processes?
 
36. What four outcomes of socialization do the writers give?
 
37. Give the three components of the life course.
 
38. What are the three major influences on progression through the life course?
 
CHAPTER 3
 
39. What is the self and how does it arise?
 
40. How do we acquire unique identities - the categories we use specifically who we are? And how do we use them to locate ourselves in the world relative to others?
 
41. How do our identities guide our plans and behavior?
 
42. Feelings of evaluation inevitably accompany thoughts about ourselves. Where do they come from, and how do they affect our behavior?
 
43. How do we protect our self-esteem against attack?
 
44. What content is conveyed through self presentation in everyday life? What factors-both personal and situational-affect self-disclosure between persons?
 
45. What impression management tactics can we use when we want to claim a particular identity such as a "overworked employee," "attractive date," or "competent student"? What factors influence our choice to use one impression management tactic rather than another?
 
46. To what extent can people detect when others are using impression management tactics against them? What cues reveal that an impression manager is trying to 
deceive them?
 
47. What are some of the consequences when people try but ultimately fail to project the social identities they desire?
 
CHAPTER 4
 
48. What is social perception?
 
49. What is a Schema?
 
50. Give the person schemas and group stereotypes.
 
51. Give the four elements of impression formation.
 
52. What is attribution theory?
 
53. Give what the writers say about bias and error in attribution.
 
CHAPTER 5
 
54. Give the nature of attitudes.
 
55. What is attitude organization?
 
56. What is cognitive consistency?
 
57. Give the four variables by which the attitude-behavior relationship is influenced.
 
58. What is the reasoned action model?
 
CHAPTER 6
 
59.  How does the writer define communication?
 
60. What are the advantages of Language use?
 
61. Please give the summary of Language and Verbal communications.
 
62. Please give the chapter summary of Nonverbal communication.
 
63. Give the chapter summary of social structure and communication.
 
64. Give the final summary of conversational analysis.
 
65. What did George W. Bush apparently not know about his hand gesture made during the January 20, 2005 presidential inauguration?
 
CHAPTER 7
 
66. What factors determine whether a communication will succeed in persuading a target to change his or her beliefs or attitudes?
 
67. Under what conditions do threats and promises prove successful in gaining compliance from the target?
 
68. When a person in authority issues an order, under what conditions are targets likely to obey it?
 
69. How can persons resist persuasion attempts and maintain their original attitudes?
 
CHAPTER 8
 
70. What motivates a person to help or to harm another?
 
71. How do characteristics of the targets of helping or aggression affect these processes?
 
72. How do characteristics of the situation influence helping and aggression?
 
73. What are the five processes that explain why exposure to media violence might increase aggressive behavior?
 
74. Please give the chapter summary of the contexts of aggression and altruism.
 
CHAPTER 9
 
75.  Who is available? What determines with whom we come into contact?
 
76. Who is desirable? Of those vailable, what determines with whom we attempt to establish relationships?
 
77. What are the determinants of attraction or liking?
 
78. How do friendship and love develop between two people?
 
79. What is love?
 
80. What determines whether love thrives or dies?
 
81. Give the five beliefs known as the romantic love ideal.
 
82. Give the three major influences on whether a relationship dissolves.
 
CHAPTER 10
 
83. What is a group?
 
84. What factors hold a group together as a unit?
 
85. How does a group define its structure and goals? What determines the relative status of group members as they claim different roles within the group?
 
86. What are group norms, and in what ways do they regulate the behavior of members?
 
87. How do groups influence their members to conform to the wishes of the majority in the group?
 
88. Under what conditions can a minority within the group successfully influence the majority?
 
CHAPTER 11
 
89. Give the symptoms that indicate when groupthink is operation.
 
90. Give the chapter summary of Group leadership.
 
91. Give the summary of equity and reward distribution.
 
92. Give the summary of group decision making.
 
CHAPTER 12
 
93. What causes intergroup conflict to emerge and to escalate?
 
94. What factors sustain intergroup conflict? When conflict persists over a long time, what mechanisms support its persistence?
 
95. What effect does intergroup conflict have on relationships among the members of each group?
 
96. How can intergroup conflict be de-escalated or resolved?
 
CHAPTER 13
 
97. How does location in society affect educational and occupational achievements?
 
98. How does social location influence people's values?
 
99. How does social location influence a person's physical and mental health?
 
100. How does social location influence a person's sense of belonging in society, or the lack thereof?
 
CHAPTER 14
 
In the summary section of this chapter give the following:
 
101. The violation of norms.
 
102. Reactions to norm violations.
 
103. Labelingand secondary deviance.
 
104. Formal social controls.
 
105. What is deviant behavior?
 
CHAPTER 15
 
106. What social processes are involved in collective behavior?
 
107. What causes collective behavior?
 
108. What factors influence the behavior of people when they gather in a crowd?
 
109. How do social movements develop?
 
110. How do social movement organizations mobilize supporters, especially into high-risk activism?
 
APPENDEX
 
111. For a study to be a true experiment, it must contain two specific characteristics.
 
112. Explain the various types of experiments as given in the appendex.
 
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