AP Psychology 2.4 Social Psychology

AP Psychology 2.4 Social Psychology. What is this an example of?

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hear your potential answers. getting mugged on a Saturday night

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sounds pretty miserable huh? well and gets worse. poor Ling was in fact coming

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back from the new Transformers movie. worth night ever. and it only gets worse [transformers poster]

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with Nico being a bit of a jerk about the whole thing. but what was it that

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caused this uncalled-for jerkiness? well it wasn't attitude. an attitude is simply

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an expression of favor or disfavor towards someone or something and while

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perhaps Nico simply dislikes Ling and is trying to show it. this isn't what

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we're after. b isn't it either but it's not too far off. it describes the general

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expectations and ideas we form about someone after only learning a few of

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their central traits .if someone seems jovial we can assume they're all so

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friendly. they seem angry we might assume they're all so unfriendly. it's an [man and woman embrace]

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implied assumption we make about people right? another good example would be how

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if we know that Nico blames Ling for doing nothing wrong at all, then maybe he

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deserves a pie in the face. perhaps Nico's penchant for looking at

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situations unfairly is learned from his older brothers Naco who suffers from

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Sternutahphobia. yes fear of sneezing. pretty sure if not go freaked out every

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time we go sneeze and blamed him for his problem maybe and we know we're

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stretching here but maybe social influence would be a play. and if our

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super stretchy example was an outlet social influences are when one's [girls play on the floor]

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emotions opinions or behaviors are influenced by others. but if you can

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probably tell from the fact that our example was stretchier than mr. stretch

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armstrong himself, this isn't the answer we're looking for. but what if the tables

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were turne.d what if it was links fault because Ling was in fact walking through

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a part of the city clearly marked for mugging victims only.

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if ling still insisted that it wasn't all his fault then what we'd be seeing

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is something closer to E. this type of bias describes people tendency to view

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positive men to their own doing, but negative events as due to uncontrollable

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external factors .much like our strange noseaphobia story ,this makes no

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sense so the answer doesn't either. C however makes a whole lot of sense. when

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we hear of someone being a victim of a crime it's sometimes easier to blame the [one woman looks sneeringly at the other]

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victim then to blame a culprit. it's often the case situations that we

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ourselves are often involved in if we don't want to acknowledge that such a

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disturbing event could actually have happened to us. so if we listen to our

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buddy Neko it seems like the only way to guarantee you'll never be the victim of

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a chance mugging is to never ever ever leave your house. so when your folks ask

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why you've spent the last three months living on the couch playing xbox fell

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dunno safety first mom. [man looks up from couch]