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Unformatted text preview: Social Psychology 28/02/2008 11:55:00 Is a broad field whose goals are to understand and explain how our thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and behaviors are influenced by the presence of, or interactions with, others. Social Cognition Is a sub area of social psychology that focuses on cognitive processes for example, how we perceive, store, and retrieve info about social interactions and events. Began in the 1980s Person Perception Refers to the process by which we form impressions of and make judgments about the traits ad characteristics of others 4 things that influence your judgment o Physical appearance Physically attractive people are considered to be more Responsive Interesting Sociable Kind Outgoing More likely to be recommend for a job promotions o Need to explain o Influence on behavior o Effects of race Stereotypes...
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