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social_behavior_i_extended_notes_w09 - Introduction to...

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Introduction to Psychology Lecture 14: Social Behavior
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Social Behavior Viewing Other People: Social Perception Person Perception Attributions Attitudes Attraction Acting with Other People: Social Influence Behavior in Groups
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Person Perception: Forming Impressions First impressions Rapidly formed Difficult to change Often long-lasting First assumption: others hold attitudes and values similar to ourselves “benefit of the doubt” Negative behaviors given more weight in shaping first impressions.
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Person Perception: Lasting Impressions First impressions can change, but very slowly. Why? Because we are “cognitive misers.” Often do things that cause others to confirm our impressions. “Self-fulfilling prophecy”
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Person Perception: Forming Impressions of Others Effects of physical appearance Cognitive schemas
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Role of Schemas in Social Perception New information is interpreted using schemas. Schemas influence what is noticed in others. Process schema consistent information more quickly. Influences what we remember about others. Affects judgments about others’ behaviors.
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Examples of Social Schemas
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Person Perception: Forming Impressions of Others Effects of physical appearance Cognitive schemas Subjectivity in person perception Evolutionary perspectives Stereotypes
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Stereotypes can be seen as social schemas about entire groups of people
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This note was uploaded on 06/29/2009 for the course PSC 1 taught by Professor Prokosch during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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social_behavior_i_extended_notes_w09 - Introduction to...

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