Psychology 10200 - H
Homework #3

Name: Aikaterini Dagres


Date: 05/08/2017




1. Describe the characteristics of antipsychotic drugs, and discuss their use in treating schizophrenia.
The medication most of the time solve the positive symptom ( conditions behavior like hallucinations) but emer ges the negative symptoms, like taking a dopamine antagonist for a long time can create ticks or other side effects. Antipsychotic drugs are usually dopamine antagonist, that block the excess amount.


2. Explain how the conformity and obedience studies can help us understand our susceptibility to social influence.
In the conformity study conducted by Solomon Asch showed us that people conform to the "norm" in other to fit in with everyone . What we learn from this study is how they shape our behavior, maybe one person is less susceptible to the "norm " but others might be more susceptible. This study also conclude d that when conforming to some type of behavior we want to fit in or gain approval but also avoid disapproval. One way conforming that everyone is doing is dressing a certain way in order to fit it.
In the obedience study conducted by Stanly Milgram showed us that people would follow orders because of authorities. In Milgram's study, people that were shocking the other people did so because when they have orders from guy with the lab coat because he simple said " experiment must go on".


3. Discuss the social factors that contribute to prejudice.
There are many social factors that contribute to prejudice but inequality where money, power and prestige is unequally divided , is one of the biggest factors. In many parts of the world were they might or might not be ethnically diverse people will always categorize people in a way to make everything seem its in order. This way of organizing is how inequality starts. People who are more privile ged will always say that the not so privileged people are lazy or that they don't deserved because they don't believe in a certain religion, to justify that they are better than them.