Month: January 2016

A Psychological Legitimization of Link Crew

A Psychological Legitimization of Link Crew

The Boomerang Project (linkable) and it’s Link Crew initiative provide a lot of information on the fact that Link Crew WORKS! But they don’t provide much information explaining WHY it works! Thus, Task: Your task is to provide a research based psychological legitimization and rationalization for […]

Why are we Evil Online?

Why are we Evil Online?

Read the following piece from WIRED magazine on why we are more likely to bully, abuse and confront others online. While reading, make sure to reflect on what you know about social psychology: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-05/30/online-aggression

Dissecting My Disposition

Dissecting My Disposition

We’ve discussed the role that SITUATIONAL factors play in determining behavior, however we haven’t discussed the role that dispositional factors play.  Our disposition, includes traits that are own to us. The investigation of such traits is in itself it’s own sub set of psychological inquiry, […]

Is Facebook Making us Lonely? A social psychological analysis

Is Facebook Making us Lonely? A social psychological analysis

Read the article by Stephen Marche from the Atlantic titled, “Is facebook making us lonely?” linked below: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/05/is-facebook-making-us-lonely/308930/ Reflect on some key quotes below: “We know intuitively that loneliness and being alone are not the same thing. Solitude can be lovely. Crowded parties can be […]

Stereotypes: Why are We so Quick to Judge?

Stereotypes: Why are We so Quick to Judge?

There are a variety of theories regarding stereotype formation. Your job is to understand them all and decide which one, based on research and your own analysis of course, is the most valid. Stereotypes are defined as a social perception of an individual in terms […]

If Hitler Asked you to Electrocute someone would you?

If Hitler Asked you to Electrocute someone would you?

This was the question driving Stanley Milgrim as he sat down in his office at Yale in the early 1960s. Milgrim would go on to develop and carry out the most famous series of social psychology experiments in the history of the discipline. Read about […]