1.31.07 - Intro. Social Psych 1/31/07 Social Cognition: The...

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Intro. Social Psych  1/31/07 Social Cognition:  The Study of Schemas  the study of how we think about the world around us, and how it affects our thoughts Schema - organized knowledge structures that influence perception, memory, and behavior Ex: “The notes were sour because the seam was split” schema: Scottish, bagpipes  without the right schema activated, the result is confusion  associations between things that are closely tied together  activation of a schema invokes all closely related things Schema Generation :  Experience - we are born with a blank slate, and we learn (take in and organize information) - you use what schemas you know to incorporate the world around you  Operant Conditioning - the way that you get reinforced for the schemas that you have, will affect how  you organize - other people can change out attitudes/schemas by their attitude toward us  Social Comparison - when we don’t know how to evaluate ourselves, how to behave, how to feel  about something— we will often want to compare to other people - other people’s schemas can affect our schemas  Genetic Predisposition - identical twins, reared apart, generally share the same schemas, more so  than fraternal twins, siblings
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2008 for the course PSYCH 200.133 taught by Professor Dr.drigotas during the Spring '08 term at Johns Hopkins.

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1.31.07 - Intro. Social Psych 1/31/07 Social Cognition: The...

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