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SOC 241:1 Professor J. Garcia CHAPTER 3 LECTURE OUTLINE Perceiving Our Social Worlds o Priming Activating associations EX) psych students, med students, watching house, “pride” and posture o Spontaneous Trait Transference When we say something good or bad about another person, people tend to associate that trait with us o Kulechov Effect Our brains will fill in whatever missing information we need to Criminal trial o Belief Perseverance The more we examine our own beliefs and explain their basis the more likely we are to hold on to them even when they are discredited A remedy for belief perseverance: Explaining alternative theories drives people to consider other possibilities Reconstructing Our Past o Misinformation Effect Incorporating “misinformation” into one’s memory after witnessing an event and receiving misleading information about it o People whose attitudes have changed often insist that they have always felt much as they feel now o Rosy Retrospection We recall mildly pleasant events more favorably o
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