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Social Psychology 25/03/2008 17:56:00 Social Psychology  – field of psychology which studies how the behavior of  others  Attributions    Attribution - what an individual believes causes the behavior of another  person o Situational Attribution – attributing another person’s behavior to state  factors o Dispositional Attribution – attributing another person’s behavior to  internal trait factors Halo Effect – phenomenon that if we like or dislike one of a  person’s traits, we assume that all their traits are good or bad,  respectively. o Self vs. Others  Actor-Observer Effect – tendency to attribute our own behavior  to state factors and the behavior of others to trait factors Self-Serving Bias – when we attribute our own behavior to trait  factors and the behavior of others to state factors  Attraction  Proximity – how geographically close the person is to you o Mere-Exposure Effect – the tendency to feel more positive about 
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