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Section 1Introducing Social Psychology
Section 2Social Cognition
Attribution theory explores how individuals attribute, or explain, the causes of actions.
Social perception is a kind of perception that allows one to understand other people, social cues, and non-verbal cues in their environment.
Psychologists define attitude as an expression of favor or disfavor towards a person, place, thing, or event.
In psychology, prejudice refers to a positive or negative evaluation of another person based on their group membership.
Section 3Social Influence
Groups influence individual decision-making processes through ingroup bias, persuasion, obedience, and groupthink.
In psychology, conformity is defined as the act of matching attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to group norms.
Compliance refers to a response, specifically a submission, made in reaction to an implicit or explicit request.
Obedience is a form of social influence that occurs when a person yields to explicit instructions on orders from an authority figure.