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AS Module 2 | AQA B Psychology - Part 2


Social Cognition

The Schema Theory A schema can be defined as a cognitive structure, which represents a person’s knowledge in a specific area. For e.g., you have a schema about what is involved in studying psychology, what sort of things happens in classes, where to find information etc. This schema allows you to build up on your previous [...]

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Cultural Differences in Social Perception

There has been quite a bit of research carried out with regards to differences between cultures, and how we perceive other people. Argyle (1978) discovered that Japanese people were more prone to explain the behaviours of others in terms of situational factors, where as others, such as the English used dispositional explanations which related to [...]

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Social Facilitation

Social Facilitation Social Facilitation – performing better at a task when there are other people around Social Inhibition – performing less well when there is an audience Audience effects are the effects of the mere presence of other who are not taking any part in the task the person is carrying out. Coaction effect is [...]

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Alternative Theories for Social Facilitation

Alternative Theories for Social Facilitation There have been other theories contributed towards the idea of social facilitation. This is been proposed by Baron (1986): Baron (1986) contributed the distraction-conflict model Baron suggested with this model that the physical presence of other people is distracting. EG – noises or gestures by the audience can be interpreted as the [...]

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Team Cohesion

What is team cohesion? Carron (1982) – Dynamic process which is reflected in the tendency for a group to stick together and remain united in the pursuit for its goals and objectives Other elements within Carron’s Model A model was created by Carron (1982) which differentiated between task cohesion, such as the commitment to team goals [...]

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Carron’s Conceptual System

A hand drawm diagram outlining the very basic elements of the theory. View the diagram here Generate a PDF Version (Save and Print this page)

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