psych monday

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psych monday
2010-05-02 23:07:24
psych monday

psych monday
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  1. just-world phenomenon
    the tendency of people to believe the world is just and that people therefore get what they deserve and deserve what they get
  2. frustration-aggression theory
    the principle that frustration-the blocking of an attempt to achieve some goal-creates anger, which can create aggression
  3. social trap
    a situation in which the conflictiong parties, by each rationally pursuing their self-interest, become caught in mutually destructive behavior
  4. passionate love
    an aroused state of intense positive absorption in another, usually present at the beginning of a love relationship
  5. companionate love
    the deep affectionate attachment we feel for those with whom our lives are intertwined
  6. equity
    a condition in wh ich people recieve from a relationship in proportion to which they give to it
  7. self-disclosure
    revealing intimate aspects of oneself to others
  8. altruism
    unselfish regard for the welfare of others
  9. bystander effect
    the tendency for any given bystander to be less likely to give aid if other bystanders are present
  10. social exchange theory
    the theory that our social behavior is an exchange process, the aim of which is to maximize benefits and minimize costs
  11. superordinate goals
    shared goals that override differences among people and require their cooperation
  12. GRIT
    a strategy designed to decrease international tensions. Graduated and Reciprocated Initiatives in Tension-Reduction
  13. scapegoat theory
    the theory that prejudice offers an outlet for anger by providing someone to blame