Social Cognition

Social Cognition - Social Cognition A. The cognitive...

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Social Cognition A. The cognitive processes people use to interpret, analyze & remember social information Attribution Theory A. Causal Attribution : Process of explaining the causal nature of events 1. Personal Attribution : Attribution based on internal characteristics (personal, talent, moods, effort) 2. Situational Attribution : Attribution based on external factors (luck, government, religion) B. Locus of Control: Generalized beliefs about the control of one’s personal & situational behavior (and the behavior of others) (oe) 1. Internal Locus of Control (ILOC) : individual assumes personal responsibility for life events 2. External Locus of Control (ELOC) : person accepts uncontrollable forces that determine life events 3. Development of LOC expectancies a) ILOC related to high parental expectations & autonomy in childhood b) ELOC related to restricted, hostile upbringing c) ELOC schoolchildren higher rates of hyperactivity & persuasion 4. LOC & achievement a) ILOC
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