Notes 2-13

Notes 2-13 - Social Perception, Part 1 Different people...

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Social Perception, Part 1 - Different people have different bases or sources of SE o Academic competence o Physical appearance o Social standing o Sense of virtue - Changes in SE over time depend on your bases of SE - Same situation that increases on person’s SE might not affect another’s SE First Impressions - Snap Judgments o We rely on schemas o We have schemas about tpes of people and situations First impressions Scripts o Schemas help us to: Relate present to past Make sense of unfamiliar stimuli Conserve cognitive energy - Nonverbal Behavior o 1) Eye contact o 2) Personal space and touching o 3) Body language o 4) Emotion - Detecting Deception o We pay attention to wrong cues Words are controllable Body less so o Still, anxiety & dishonesty have similar physical symptoms - Power of Expectation o What we expect to see colors what we do see o Once we form a first impression, it is hard to change it - Asch (1946) o Participants told about a target
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PSY 13 taught by Professor Sommers during the Spring '06 term at Tufts.

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Notes 2-13 - Social Perception, Part 1 Different people...

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