How Can Social Psychological Processes Have Shaped Your Past Experiences Of Receiving Feedback From Others?

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In what ways might social psychological processes have shaped your past experiences of receiving feedback from others? Reflect critically on how your experiences link to theories and research from different parts of the module In the past the feedback I have received, whether it was through my parents, siblings, teachers or even my peers have shaped the way I behave, in this essay we will go through how social psychological processes and even other processes such as relationships have shaped my past experiences of receiving feedback from others. Feedback is an evaluative response about an action or process given to the original source. There are many ways in which feedback is appropriate and necessary, i.e. working in a team provides an…show more content…
L & Bradfield, A. L looked at feedback. Eyewitnesses saw a mocked-crime, and later tried to identify the perpetrator who was absent from a photo-spread. Those who made an incorrect ID were given either confirming feedback, for e.g. “good, you identified the suspect”, disconfirming feedback, for e.g. “actually, the suspect is number…” or no feedback at all. What they found was that feedback influenced witnesses’ confidence in their IDs and willingness to testify, and other judgements like how good their view of the suspect had been. When I was younger and I did good things, for e.g. did my chores or did well in school, my parents would tell me that I did a good job and rewarded, which made me more inclined to carry on doing these good things, thus linking my past experience and this study to operant conditioning, as the confirming feedback the participants received was like a reward which increased their confidence in identifying potential suspects. A supporting study comes from Fay, A.J, Jordan, A. H & Ehrlinger also looked at feedback. Pairs of participants told jokes to each other, then rated their own funniness, and their partner’s funniness. They found that people systematically overestimated the funniness of their own jokes, and this appeared to be caused by partners being polite, by feigning laughter at bad jokes. When I was younger I used to joke around a lot in school and thought I was the funniest guy in the world, and I wasn’t aware of this but
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