Social Psychology

Social Psychology - Social Psychology Social perception o...

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Social Psychology Social perception o Thin slicing Dating vs friends Ambady Showed 10sec clip of friends dating People were surprisingly accurate Teacher competence Varies cross-culturally People who watched a 10second clip of a teacher were just as accurate of the ability of a teacher as the class themselves Qualities of marital relationship Gottman He can predict the strength of a marriage by viewing the couple discussing their problems Many ways social perception can go wrong Social perception and attribution o Attributions are influenced by Situation Characteristics of the person we are making attributions about o Attributions can be (often are) biased 12 Angry Men Attribution Biases o Too much weight placed on the situation Not particularly common o Too much weight placed on the person Much more common “fundamental attribution error” o Actor-Observer Discrepancy Blame the situation if it ourselves Blame the person if it is someone else Interpersonal attraction Attraction o Feeling drawn to another person o Need for affiliation Universal Evolutionary Effects of deprivation – e.g. Surpermax prisons
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 110 taught by Professor Finkel during the Fall '08 term at Northwestern.

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