Midterm 1 - SQ4

Midterm 1 SQ4 - Study Question#4 Person C recently took a job as a computer programmer Since his success depends on how well he meets his

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Study Question #4 : Person C recently took a job as a computer programmer. Since his success depends on how well he meets his supervisor’s expectations, he is eager to form an accurate impression of her. Use information from class and the text to discuss how he would go about forming an overall impression of his boss and the factors that would affect the accuracy of his impression. I) First Impression : A) Impression Formation – an integration of information from someone taken from experience that is unified to make a consistent over-all impression of them, which is updated regularly through new experiences (This impression remains semi-consistent because we like to have steady views of other, good people being purely good people and visa-versa. This can even lead to us to ignore or rationalize another’s behavior if it goes against our initial impressions of them (evaluative consistency)) 1) This impression formation is first primarily formed by the “big 3 central traits ” (warm/cold, smart/dumb, strong/weak). a) These big 3 central traits will shape how he sees her other traits. i) These big 3 traits usually form pretty accurate impressions of people in a very short time. Studies show that the majority of the time people can accurately gauge where an individual is on the big 5 personality traits within seconds of
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSC 3080 taught by Professor Mccreary during the Fall '05 term at CSU Stanislaus.

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Midterm 1 SQ4 - Study Question#4 Person C recently took a job as a computer programmer Since his success depends on how well he meets his

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