Christopher Evans Psych Assignment: Social Psychology 4/22/07 We tend to evaluate others in order to gain an understanding of where we stand in contrast with those around us. In order to figure out what type of behavior is expected of us, we need to observe and then adjust our own behavior. Another reason is that people often approach each other in different manners. Thus performing an initial evaluation makes a person more ready to partake in a social interaction with another individual. These perceptions of others is often biased, therefore the accuracy is affected substantially. Because we often make our evaluations with little information to start with, the biases become stronger and more prevalent within the interpretation of others. Thus with less
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2009 for the course MATH 54 taught by Professor Chorin during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.