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Unformatted text preview: Psychology Notes for 5-3-07 03/05/2007 16:03:00 Modules 53-55 Social Psychology 44 B (For Final on Tuesday) 01 B (For Final on Tuesday) Social Thinking Social Psychology Scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another How do we explain the behavior of others? Attribution Theory o Tendency to give a causal explanation for someones behavior, often by crediting either the situation or the persons disposition Fundamental Attribution Error o Tendency for observers, when analyzing anohthers behavior t, to underestimate the impact of situation and to overestimate the impact of personal dispostion Tendency to think for example that during the winter if someone falls on the sidewalk, you may think there a klutz, instead of thinking there might actually be ice on the ground A matter of blame that wasnt entirely their fault Think about that with everyone except ourselves...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PSCY 001 taught by Professor Hall during the Spring '07 term at Drake University .
- Spring '07