CH6NOTES - ISS 225 10/8/2007 Chapter 6: Interpretive...

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ISS 225 10/8/2007 Chapter 6: Interpretive Competence Social Cognition: s tudy of cognitive structures and processes that shape Interpretive competence: sense making 4 social cognition processes 1. Sizing up situations 2. Sizing up people 3. Sizing up relationships 4. Giving accounts for our own and others behavior Perceptual Processes in dealing with others o Selective exposure o Selective attention o Interpreting what we perceive o Organizing these perceptions Since social cognition is within us it seems intrapersonal. o How is it interpersonal? o It’s about how we manage our identity w/ respect to other people Priming : events in environment stimulate social awareness & obligation to others
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ISS 225 10/8/2007 Levy and Langer stereotypes about ageing o Participants in their study were young and old Chinese & Anglo- o Hearing Anglo-Americans had the most stereotypes. An Account: a story or explanation that you offer for some behavior which is deficient or inadequate. 2 kinds of accounts 1. Take responsibility for your action (ex. My poor planning) 2. Claim that you are a victim of circumstance (ex. My dog ate my hw: couldn’t be forseen) Mindfulness vs. mindlessness (<Langer) 1. Mindful: make new categories of experience 2. Mindless: we rely on old categories & routines (“automatic pilot” or “cruise control” of our lives.) How do we become more mindful? 1. Novel situation with no script (script = “routinized behavior”) 2. Unexpected interruptions 3. Script requires a lot of effort to enact (ex: breaking up” 4. Unexpected outcome 5. Multiple scripts collide
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10/8/2007 Mindlessness can show: 1. Mastery 2. Frequent, scripted behavior 3. Shortcut 4. Efficiency Com 225 provides you with theories & principles to allow for a reasoned explanation for why people behave as they do 2 kinds of parenting style 1. 2. Person-centered children grow up to be better at social cognition (more accurate other perception) compared to power-assertive kids. What functions do perceptions serve? People use their perceptions to make sense of their social life and to understand what is happening around them 4 themes relating to perceptions 1. Importance of listening 2. Role of emotions in the perceptual process 3. Motivation = goal of behavior 4. Cognition = how we categorize incoming information How is perception a complex process? 1.
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CH6NOTES - ISS 225 10/8/2007 Chapter 6: Interpretive...

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