This is for my Social Psychology class - for assessment and communication. I hope you find my thoughts interesting and please feel free to comment!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Appendix E: Glossary of Terms

Reinforcement theory: the proposition that people and animals will perform behaviours that have been rewarded more than they will perform other behaviours

Self-enhancement (motive): the desire to learn favorable or flattering things about the self

Similarity-Attraction Hypothesis: if familiarity underlies attraction, and if the most familiar people are those like us, then people like us are attractive


Baumeister, R. F. & Bushman, B. J. (2008). Social psychology and human nature. Belmont, CA:
Thomson Wadsworth.

Fiske, S. T. (2004). Social beings: a core motives approach to social psychology. USA: Wiley.

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