Social Psychology exam review and essay questions

Essays:

Do both essays and turn them in at the beginning of the exam on Thursday.  They should be handwritten and no less than a full page each. The chapter covered for this exam include: the Self, Attitudes, prejudice, and social influence.
1.  Discuss how the Brown-eyed/Blue-eyed study relates to any 2 (or more) concepts in the various chapters covered on this exam. 
2. What is cognitive dissonance? In what ways does cognitive dissonance relate to concepts in other chapters?

Outline- all this is fair game.

chapter 4

  • self concept
  • self esteem
  • socialization
  • self perception
  • social identity
  • ethnic identity
  • independent/interdependent self
  • schemas
  • ideal/ought self
  • self efficacy
  • terror management
  • social comparison
  • self presentation
  • self handicapping
  •  

Chapter 5

  • What are attitudes
  •  learning theory
  • balence theory
  • cognitive dissonance
  • cognitive consistency
  • central route processing/ peripheral route processing
  • persuasion

Chapter 6

  •  ABC’s
  • stereotypes
  • prejudice and ethnocentrism
  • ingroup/outgroup concepts
  • discrimination
  • social learning theory
  • social norms
  • cognitive bases of prejudice
  • old-fashioned versus new or symbolic racism
  • contact theory

Chapter 7

  • conformity
  • Asch study
  • informational/normative influence
  • why people conform
  • compliance techniques
  • obediance
  • milgram

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