Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 7

Socio-Cultural Level of Explanation of Behaviour – Stage 2 Psychology

Focus Topic: Social Cognition


Socio-Cultural: Focuses on the influence that external factors have on behaviour by studying behaviour in
social contexts.
When given a question on the socio-cultural level of explanation in a test/exam, it is acceptable (even
recommended) to use content from the Social Cognition topic to answer the question (if applicable).
Task: Once you have watched the various clips in class, give at least three examples of the socio-cultural
level of explanation of behaviour using the content from Social Cognition ONLY.

Video 1: 10 Things I Hate About You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7N6kB11GpE

Actions/Behaviours Patrick sings to Kat in front of various school students in order to impress
her. Analyse Patrick’s behaviour.
Socio-Cultural
* Structure of  Patrick has a positive attitude towards singing and dancing:
attitudes  A – He likes dancing, B – he dances to impress Kat, C – he believes dancing
*Functions of will win Kat over.
attitudes
* Bidirectional
relationship
* Attitude formation
* Attitude change
through persuasion
* Central vs.
peripheral
* Yale communication
model
* Impression
formation
* Impression
management
*Self-handicapping
* Social comparisons
* Measuring attitudes
*Ethics
Video 2: Good Will Hunting – Bar Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azM6xSTT2I0

Actions/Behaviours Will and his friend Chucky enter a Harvard bar. Chucky then tries to talk to
a pretty girl. Another Harvard student, Clarke, starts to mock Chucky for
his lack of intelligence. Will steps in and humiliates Clarke with his intellect.
Analyse Will’s behaviour.
Socio-Cultural
* Structure of
attitudes
*Functions of
attitudes
* Bidirectional
relationship
* Attitude formation
* Attitude change
through persuasion
* Central vs.
peripheral
* Yale communication
model
* Impression
formation
* Impression
management
*Self-handicapping
* Social comparisons
* Measuring attitudes
*Ethics
Video 3: Love Actually – Dance Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcgxBHBsl-4

Actions/Behaviours David, the Prime Minister of Britain, had an important and successful
debate with the President of the United States. He is now back in his
bedroom, when the radio station he is listening to, dedicates a sing to him.
He starts dancing around his house, believing no one is watching. Analyse
David’s behaviour.
Socio-Cultural
* Structure of
attitudes
*Functions of
attitudes
* Bidirectional
relationship
* Attitude formation
* Attitude change
through persuasion
* Central vs.
peripheral
* Yale communication
model
* Impression
formation
* Impression
management
*Self-handicapping
* Social comparisons
* Measuring attitudes
*Ethics
Video 4: Jackass – Mini loop stunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u2o_I_BhvQ

Actions/Behaviours Ehren McGhehey and his colleague are trying to attempt a loop on the
wooden bike ramp. They are doing this on mini motorised vehicles. Analyse
their behaviour.
Socio-Cultural
* Structure of
attitudes
*Functions of
attitudes
* Bidirectional
relationship
* Attitude formation
* Attitude change
through persuasion
* Central vs.
peripheral
* Yale communication
model
* Impression
formation
* Impression
management
*Self-handicapping
* Social comparisons
* Measuring attitudes
*Ethics
Video 5: Billy Elliot – Pirouette Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69RNNex-sig
Actions/Behaviours Billy Elliot is an 11-year-old boy living in England. He loves to dance, and is
secretly taking ballet lessons instead of his usual boxing lessons. Billy knows
that his family, especially his father would disapprove of him doing ballet.
Analyse Billy’s behaviour.
Socio-Cultural
* Structure of
attitudes
*Functions of
attitudes
* Bidirectional
relationship
* Attitude formation
* Attitude change
through persuasion
* Central vs.
peripheral
* Yale communication
model
* Impression
formation
* Impression
management
*Self-handicapping
* Social comparisons
* Measuring attitudes
*Ethics
Video 6: Billy Elliot – Not for Lads Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmgV3OFn0aE
Actions/Behaviours Billy Elliot is an 11-year-old boy living in England. He loves to dance, and is
secretly taking ballet lessons instead of his usual boxing lessons. In this
scene, Billy’s father Jackie, walks in on Billy’s ballet lesson and discovers the
truth. Jackie is furious. Analyse Jackie’s behaviour.
Basic Processes
* Classical
Conditioning
* Generalisation
* Discrimination
* Preparedness
*Contiguity
* Contingency
* Extinction
* Spontaneous
Recovery
* Operant
Conditioning
* Reinforcement
* Punishment
*Schedules of
Reinforcement
*Observational
Learning
* Factors affecting
observational learning
* Fears/phobias
* Systematic
desensitization
* Cognitive
behavioural therapy
* Learned
helplessness
Video 7: Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal 2012 Australian Open Grand Final winning point:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVDMvL3DBe8

Actions/Behaviours Professional tennis players Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are playing in
the Australian Open grand finale. Novak won the watch, and expressed his
happiness in front of the crowd and audience around the world. The match
lasted 5 hours and 53 minutes. Analyse Novak’s behaviour.
Basic Processes
* Classical
Conditioning
* Generalisation
* Discrimination
* Preparedness
*Contiguity
* Contingency
* Extinction
* Spontaneous
Recovery
* Operant
Conditioning
* Reinforcement
* Punishment
*Schedules of
Reinforcement
*Observational
Learning
* Factors affecting
observational learning
* Fears/phobias
* Systematic
desensitization
* Cognitive
behavioural therapy
* Learned
helplessness