Category Archives: The Self

More on the Psychology of Hazing

Per our discussion of dissonance, check out this interesting blog post on the psychology of hazing.  Relevant to Chapter 6’s discussion of cognitive dissonance and our need to justify behavior, but also a variety of interesting topics we have discussed … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 6, Cognitive Dissonance, Groups, The Self | 28 Comments

What Men Really Want (at least in terms of prosocial behavior)

Some interesting research that integrates several different issues we’ve been discussing: helping behavior, social norms, and self-esteem.  Basic finding?  Men don’t like it so much when another man holds a door open for them. Reactions, questions, or comments?  (Other than … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 11, Chapter 5, Gender, Prosocial Behavior, Social Norms, The Self | 22 Comments