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Elaboration Likelihood Model

There are two routes of communication: a central route and a peripheral route.
A listener is most likely to be perceptive to persuasion via the peripheral route when:

- the communicator is appealing (e.g., is of high status), - The listener is uninvolved with the message or is distracted,
- The message appeals to fear.
A listener is most likely to be receptive to persuasion vai the central route when:
- The message has RELEVANCE to the recipient


Piferi, Jobe, and Jones (2006) asked college students why they donated money or provided other assistance to victims of 9/11. The results of a follow-up study indicated that students who gave which of the following reasons were most likely to continue to give assistance one year later?

- Relieve others' distress was cited as reasons for still giving one year later


Actor-Observer Bias

refers to a tendency to attribute one's own actions to external causes while attributing other people's behaviors to internal causes. It is a type of attributional bias that plays a role in how we perceive and interact with other people.


Fundamental Attribution Error

Tendencies to make DISPOSITIONAL attributions to another rather than SITUATIONAL. (Audience disliking actor due to role they played, attributing the character's traits to the person rather than the fact that they were acting


Culturally encapsulated psychologist

Interprets/defines client's realities through their own assumptions



loss of self- awareness in groups (reserved kid turns belligerent at concert w others)


Adolescent antisocial behavior is most common in those under what parenting style?



In adolescence, siblings usually tend towards what changes in their relationships with other siblings?

More distant and less intense


Social Facilitation Theory

Predicts that the mere presence of others will increase the likelihood that the dominant response will be activated.


According to Hostile Attribution Bias:

Aggressive children are more likely than Non-Aggressive children to interpret the ambiguous actions of peers as intentionally hostile.


Cognitive Dissonance Theory and this theory share the idea that an uncomfortable experience or sensation is the primary cause of attitude change.

Balance Theory


Primary and Recency effects

Usually the first speaker is most memorable


Social Exchange Theory states what?

Predicts the decision to stay or leave a relationship is due to the perceived costs and awards of the relationship


Impact of Social Roles on Behavior was looked at with which study and buy whom?

Zimbardo's Prison Study
People will behave sometimes in irrational ways under certain conditions based on roles given to them by society in


Bandura's Social Learning Theory applied in a work setting would look like what?



Idiosyncratic Credit

Describes an individual's capacity to acceptably deviate from group expectations. Idiosyncrasy credits are increased each time an individual conforms to a group's expectations, and decreased each time an individual deviates from a group's expectations