Chapter 15: Psychology in Our Social Lives

Learning Objectives

  • Review the principles of social cognition, including the fundamentals of how we form judgments about other people.
  • Define the concept of attitude and review the ways that attitudes are developed and changed, and how attitudes relate to behaviour.
  • Summarize the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to human altruism.
  • Provide an overview of the causes of human aggression.
  • Explain the situations in which people conform to others and their motivations for doing so.
  • Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of working together in groups to perform tasks and make decisions.
  • Review the factors that increase group productivity.

 

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