Introducing Social Psychology Vocabulary

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  1. the assumption that collective action must be explained by showing how it results from individual decisions and behaviour; collective behaviour is seen as essentially behaviour of the individuals who form the collective
    methodological individualism
  2. a study, conducted in the laboratory, in which the researcher deliberately introduces some change into a setting, while holding all other factors constant, to examine the consequences of that change
    laboratory experiment
  3. a true randomised experiment conducted in a natural setting
    field experiment
  4. a set of experimental procedures designed to create groups based on essentially arbitrary criteria (with no interaction within or between them, and with no knowledge of who else belongs to each group) whose members show inter-group discrimination
    minimal group paradigm
  5. a theory developed by Sherif that holds that conflict and competition between groups over valued resources can create intergroup hostility and prejudice
    realistic conflict theory
  6. the theory that prejudice is due to aggression displaced towards members of an out group (scapegoats), because the group (or circumstances) that was the source of frustration is not within reach
    scapegoat theory
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Introducing Social Psychology Vocabulary
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introducing social psychology PSYC200 UNE hewstone

Chapter 1 from Introducing Social Psychology 5E Hewstone et al.
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