Glossary of social psych

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Love .
It can describe an intense feeling of affection, an emotion or an emotional state.
Great person theory-
when you see someone who is great in your eyes but noone else knows about them
Romantic love
is a combination of intimacy and passion. Romantic lovers are bonded emotionally (as in liking) and physically through passionate arousal
love consists of intimacy and commitment. found in marriages
Group think-
each member of the group attempts to conform his or her opinions to what they believe to be the consensus of the group
Fatuous love
has the passion and the commitment components but not the intimacy component
Social loafing-
people do worse on simple tasks and better on complex tasks when around people
Social faciliation-
people do better on simple tasks and worse on complex tasks when around people
Triangular theory of love-The triangular theory of love
characterizes love in a interpersonal relationship on three different scales: intimacy, passion and commitment.
Passionate love-
is intense longing, and is often accompanied by physiological arousal
2 or more people coming together and interacting with one another for security
a group with no similarities in value
In group-
a group with similar values
Consummate love
is the only type of love that includes all three components--intimacy, passion and commitment.
Bystander effect-
where persons are less likely to intervene in an emergency situation than if they are alone
Social exchange theory-
negotiated exchanges between parties. Ex when a person perceives the costs of relationship as outweighing the perceived benefits, then the theory predicts that the person will choose to leave the relationship
Prosocial behavior-
any act that is intended to benefit others)
desire to help someone even if it costs to help them, they live life helping others
Attachment styles-
tendency to seek closeness to another person and feel secure when that person is present
you are understanding of what another person goes through because the same thing happened to you
feeling sorrowful for someone not know or going through what that individual went through
Private self-
who you really are when noone else is around
Public self-
other personalities you take on when you are in public. Ex you don’t speak when you are in public but when you are with me you speak

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