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9/25/08 Skill acquisition – started in the 80s (Smith and Lerner) “Preattentive analysis” A little different Central focus is looking at kinds of memories that get activated when we encounter a social stimulus Stereotypes Behaviors Goals What happens to the info once it’s activated? Precursors in the 40’s and 50’s “new look” in perception How kids estimate the size of coins; income influences margin of error Neisser and colleagues – preattentive analysis of stimuli How have researches empirically approached these four criteria? Awareness What does it mean to say a “lack” of awareness? 1. Unaware of the stimulus (subliminal perception) a. Subtle facial expressions/microexpressions
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Unformatted text preview: i. We would not necessarily be able to place these b. Instantaneous dislike of a stranger without knowing the source of said dislike i. There may be things about the person that were processing but not actually seeing 2. 3. Unaware of how a stimulus is interpreted/categorized 4. Unaware of the reason for a thought/feeling/behavior and misattributing it to something else salient and plausible a. lack of awareness primary criteria used when researchers categorize something as automatic Freudian nonconscious vs. nonconscious discussed by social cognitive psychologists:...
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