chapter 3 - psyc14

  1. proximal causes
    have direct and immediate relations with their effects
  2. distal causes
    those initial differences that lead to effects over long period, often through indirect relations
  3. evoked culture
    the notion that all people, regardless of where they're from, have certain biological encoded behavior repertoires that are potentially accessible to them, and these repertoires are engaged when appropriate situational conditions are present
  4. transmitted culture
    people come to learn about particular cultural practices through social learning or by modelling other who live near them
  5. dynamic social impact theory
    individuals come to influence each other, in other words, norms develop among those who communicate with each other regularly
  6. contemporary legends
    fictional stories that are told in modern societies as through they are true
  7. subjective-well being
    how satisfied one is with their life
  8. autokinetic effect
    involuntary saccadiac movements of the eyes, which in the dark create the illusion of movement
  9. pluralistic ignorance
    tendency for people to collectively misinterpret the thoughts that underlie other people's behaviours
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chapter 3 - psyc14