Chapter Fifteen - Chapter Fifteen Social Psychology-Branch...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter Fifteen Social Psychology-Branch of psychology concerned with the way individuals thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by others. Person Perception : The process of forming impression of others o Social Schemas : Organized clusters of ideas about cateogires of social events and people o Stereotypes : Widely held beliefs that people have certain characteristics because of their membership in a particular group o Illusory Correlation : When people estimate that they have encountered more confirmations of an association between social traits than they have actually seen. o Ingroup vs Outgroup : A group that one belongs to vs a group that they do not belong to. o Att ributions : Inferences that people draw about the causes of events, others behavior and their own behavior. Internal Attributions : Ascribe the causes of behavior to personal dispositions, traits, abilities and feelings. External Attributions : Ascribe the causes of behavior to situational demands and environmental constraints. Fundamental Attribution Errors : Refers to observers bias in favor of internal attributions in explaining others behavior (actor more likely to say situational, observer more likely to say internal) Self Serving Bias : If one succeeds its because or personal factors, not...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSY 105 taught by Professor Gordon during the Fall '07 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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Chapter Fifteen - Chapter Fifteen Social Psychology-Branch...

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