Lecture18 - Social Psych 3 Things that make us feel good:...

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Social Psych 3 Things that make us feel good: ourselves and others Lecture 18 4/14/04
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So much to tell… Ironic monitor Attraction Stereotypes
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Re-visiting Persuasion Testing the sound quality of stereo headphones… Vs. Listen to a speech advocating tuition increase OR Listen to a speech advocating tuition decrease
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Influenced by Ourselves 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 Speech advocated tuition increase Speech advocated tuition decrease Head nodders
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Influenced by Ourselves 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 Speech advocated tuition increase Speech advocated tuition decrease Head nodders Head shakers Implications ???
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Passion w/out intimacy Unrealistic optimism
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Compared to other UT students…
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Self-Deception? 98% high school seniors perceive selves above average in leadership 0% rated selves below average on ability to get along with others 25% rated selves as top 1% 90% of adult sample rated selves as above average drivers 94% of college profs rated selves as better than average at their job
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Distortion OR Biased sampling
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Self-Service Overly positive self-evaluations Exaggerated perceptions of personal control Unrealistic optimism Downward social comparisons
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Self-Service I Overly positive self-evaluations Above-Average : 60% believe happier than most Overestimate contributions to teamwork K.A.T.E. N. I know you’d like to think your *** don’t stink… Roses really smell like poo-poo Room for Construal What about punctuality? Housework vs. dishes?
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Which is most important? Rank these traits Intelligence Sense of humor Kindness Creativity Sensitivity Industriousness Is it important for people to be kind, funny, etc. ?
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How well do they represent you? Rank again Intelligence Sense of humor Kindness Creativity Sensitivity Industriousness Is creativity your strong suit? Then = 1
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How well do they represent you? IMPORTANCE Intelligence Industriousness Sense of humor Creativity Sensitivity Kindness REPRESENTATIVENESS 1. Intelligence 2. Industriousness 3. Sense of humor 4. Creativity 5. Sensitivity 6. Kindness Manipulating relative importance… boosting our self-esteem “I have what’s most important”
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Lecture18 - Social Psych 3 Things that make us feel good:...

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