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Social Influence–End of

Section Review Exam Skills


Aims:
What is the structure of exam questions?

How to write a 10 mark essay?


Social Influence – Key Terms
SOCIAL FACILITATION
NORMATIVE INFORMED CONSENT
SOCIAL INFLUENCE
OBEDIENCE EXPERIMENTS INFORMATIVE
CONFORMITY
INTERNALISATION SITUATIONAL FACTORS
DOMINANT RESPONSE
DISPOSITIONAL FACTORS

COMPLIANCE IV
EVALUATION APPREHENSION
AIM HYPOTHESIS LEGITIMACY OF THE SYSTEM
DISTRACTION DECEPTION
NULL HYPOTHESIS LEGITIMACY OF THE AUTHORITY

LEGITIMACY OF DEMANDS AND


DIRECTIONAL HYPOTHESIS ORDERS
Social Influence what have we
covered?
Social Facilitation
Red = Social Facilitation
Dominant response
Blue = Conformity
Social Facilitation and arousal
Green = Obedience
Evaluation apprehension
Purple = Issues in Social
Distraction
Influence –
Effects of arousal on task performance
methodological issues
Conformity - ASCH
and ethics
Types of conformity
Explanations for conformity – NSI & ISI
Factors affecting conformity – decreasing, increasing, personality and
conformity
Obedience to authority – Milgram
Explanation of Obedience
Situational factors affecting Obedience
Dispositional factors affecting Obedience
Defiance of authority
Issues in studying social influence – ethical and methodological issues
AS Psychology
UNIT No Weighting Title Content
Unit 1 50% (AS) Approaches in Key Approaches
PSYB1 psychology
Introducing Psychology 25% (A)
Gender Development Gender Development
1 hr 30 mins
60 marks
Answer 3 compulsory Research Methods Research Methods
questions

Unit 2 50% (AS) Social Psychology Social Influence


PSYB2
Individual difference,
social psychology and 25% (A) Cognitive Psychology Remembering and
cognitive psychology Forgetting

1 hr 30 mins
60 marks Individual Differences Anxiety Disorders
Answer 3 compulsory
questions
Psychology Skills
• Assessment Objective 1 (A01)
Knowledge & Understanding of Psychological
theories/studies and findings

• Assessment Objective 2 (A02)


Analyse & Evaluate Psychological theories/studies and
findings – both positive and negative, making informed
judgments supported by evidence

• Assessment Objective 3 (A03)


Knowledge & Skills about how science works and research
methodology.
Example Questions
A01: What is meant by the term evaluation
apprehension? ( 2 marks)

A01 + A02: Describe and Evaluate Milgram’s study


of Obedience
(10 marks- 5 A01 / 5 A02)

A03: Briefly explain how this experiment might be


said to lack ecological validity (2 marks)
Exam Structure
• The Unit 2 exam is divided into 3 sections.

• Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Individual


differences

• The actual number of questions is not fixed – but will


always total 20 marks per section- some of which will
be research methods questions

• All questions are compulsory


Describe and Evaluate Asch’s Study
• Ao1=5, Ao2 = 5
(10 marks)
A01 AO2
Describe Asch’s study •Evaluate Asch’s study - Any problems with his
study? Good or bad?
Aims
Methods •Methodological comment – Lab study, what are
Findings the advantages and disadvantages?
Conclusion
•Did it control variables? Lack of ecological
Key words – basic line validity? Time consuming?
judging experiment,
variations of group size, •Sample and participants? All students.. What are
social support, task the problems?
difficulty
•Ethical problems? Deception, Informed consent -
Students

•Was the task too easy? How about mentioning


variations of Asch’s research and what have they
told us about conformity?
Task
• Using the essay structure, spend 10 minutes to plan
your answer

• You will have 20 minutes to write up your answer

• No more than 2 sides written up. Typed up no more


than 1 side of A4

• I will show you a model answer to this question