Misattribution of arousal (two factor theory of emotion) People search the immediate environment for emotional relevant clues to label and interpret unexplained physiological arousal, leading to misattribution.
Cognitive dissonance: mental discomfort that arises when we are confronted with actions, situations, or feelings that go against our morals values. we seek reduce this dissonance
Conformity : a change in ones behavior due to the real or imagined ...view middle of the document...
Katniss pretending rue is her sister
- it ties with arousal because it causes her to do things she normally wouldn't do, such as kiss Peeta while the world is watching, play pu[[et to the capital, and almost trying to kill herself at the end
-killing other competitors in order to stay alive, even though participants have always bben taught that killing is wrong.
-obeying the orders of the capitol and following along with their hunger games, even though they are being treated unfairly and they do not support the capitol.
-citizens of the district have to conform and give up their children in order to save the lives of everyone else
-Katniss conforms to what the people of the capitol want so that she can get sponsors for the Hunger Games.
-The people of the districts conform to the system in the capitol because if they do not sacrifice their children for the reaping then everyone in the districts will suffer instead of just the children
the hunger games displays the important social psychology concepts of confomity, arousal, and cognitive dissonance. It shows these aspects in serveral ways that are easy to understand and can be easily studied