social psychology comic strip
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Social Psychology Comic StripGroup Members :
Joey Lau | Jack Chung | Renee Teoh | David Tan
Concept 1: First Impression
An event when a person first encounters someone or something and forms a mental image of that. It is not deliberate or formed by watching others. It is usually instantaneous
Brandon forms a first impression of the people he sees on the first day of college. He notices a girl with glasses and a backpack, and his first impression of her is smart.
He also noticed another girl with long hair and baggy clothes, his first impression of her is a rocker.
Concept 2: Stereotyping
Stereotyping is an assumption that all members of a group share some common features. The assumption may
or may not be accurate.
After seeing the girl with glasses and her new group of friends, he assumes that all of them are smart too as they
are in the same group.
Concept 3: Schemas
Schemas are cognitive frameworks that are automatically created to guide us in understanding
the world. It exists for people, places, events, or other stimuli
Based on schema previously formed by Brandon how people who wears glasses and carries backpacks are
usually smart, he assumes because she fits that description, she must be a smart person too.
Concept 4: Confirmation Bias
Information that supports or contradicts a schema. We seek out data that supports out beliefs and disregard
data that refutes out beliefs.
Brandon meets a new friend and he was at first skeptical about Brandons theory. But later on, he too agrees
on the schema and stereotype.
Concept 5: Social Loafing
Social loafing is when a person does less to achieve a common goal when they work in a group
than when they work alone.
Brandon was matched with a group of people he dislikes for an assignment. He refuse to attend meetings and help
with the assignment. The group carried out the assignment without Brandon.
ConclusionIn the comic, there are 5 concepts applied: