Social Psychology

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Term: Social Psychology Definition: the study of how others incluence our thoughts, feelings, and actions Term: Attribution Definition: process of explaining the cause of behaviors or events Term: We do attributions by: Definition: determining whether actions resulted from internal (dispostional) factors or external (situational) factors Term: Two key factors in errors in mistaken attribution Definition: fundamental attribution error and self-serving bias Term: fundamental attribution error (FAE) Definition: Attributing people's behavior to internal (dispostional) causes rather than external (situational) factors
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Term: Sailency Bias Definition: Focusing on the most noticeable (salient) factors when explaining the causes of behavior Term: Just-World Phenomenon Definition: Tendency to believe that people generally get what they deserve Term: Self-Serving Bias Definition: Taking credit for our successes and externalizing our failures Term: Attitude Definition: learned predisposition to respond cognitively, affectively, and behaviorally to a particular object Term: Attitudes have three components Definition: cognitive (thinking), affective (empotional) and behaviroral (action)
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Term: Cognitive Dissonance Definition: Unpleasant tension and anxiety
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