Social psychology Essay Examples

Social Psychology

The external validity of all of these studies has come under attack in recent years. The research may show that under experimental conditions, subjects fall into the categories of intervener or non-intervene fairly easily, but there is no evidence to suggest that these results can be generalised. Huston, Ruggiero, Conner and Geis (1981) address these… View Article

Social Psychology

I think that Social Psychology can only explain some of why football hooliganism happens; I don’t think it is the only reason. I think another main cause of football hooliganism is “over-excitedness”, and the fans just become immersed in the moment. This, when mixed with passion for the game, I think, is another vital cause… View Article

Trends in Fundraising

As is the case in any industry, fundraising and philanthropy are continually going through new trends. These trends are spawned as 1) a response to cultural pressures, 2) developed freely in the minds of industry leaders, or 3) borrowed from other industries and adapted. Today there are two major trends and a myriad of minor… View Article

To what extent does prejudice affect

Prejudice and Racism are very closely related to each other in our society. To stereotype someone is when we apply a series of traits to them based on one trait that resembles their identity in a particular group. Some examples to stereotyping would be Asians are hardworking and studious, black people steal a lot, and… View Article

The Six Dimensions of Culture

Armed with a large database of cultural statistics, Hofstede analyzed the results and found clear patterns of similarity and difference amid the responses along these five dimensions. Interestingly, his research was done on employees of IBM only, which allowed him to attribute the patterns to national differences in culture, largely eliminating the problem of differences… View Article

The Halo and Devil effect

In this world people are judged more often then people are hired for jobs. Most of us all go by the first impression of a person. This can either be good or bad. In the movies Legally Blonde and The Blind Side the Halo and Devil effect is shown and is a very significant issue… View Article

How groups can influence people

In this essay, I am going to describe how groups can influence people in a positive and in a negative ways. I will be using evidence drawn from Chapter 5 of the study text ‘’Starting with psychology’’ Spoors et al (2011). It is in a human nature to be a part of a social group…. View Article