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Unformatted text preview: What are Schemas?
Mental structures that guide the organization of knowledge about the world and also guide our attention Framework Category-based expectations Allow for a diminishment of cognition Types of Schemas Why are they Useful?
Preconceived framework E.g., interview, or a date Fill in blanks through "inferences" We don't have to rely on what is obvious Reconstruction of memory Allow for continuity between past-presentfuture E.g., Expectations for interactions with people AND, Schemas aid in Social Cognition
We try to rely on Automatic Thinking Why? We desire_______________ We have limited accessibility
Only a limited amount of information is accessible at any given time We rely on____________ ...
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- Spring '07
- Social Psychology