11-24 & 12-1 & 12-3 Understanding_the_Past

11-24 & 12-1 & 12-3 Understanding_the_Past...

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11/22/2009 1 Understanding the Past • Everything so far – how we deal with information at the moment. • Time dimension in information processing – looking back, looking ahead. • Retrieval – memory for the past. Reconstructive memory mis remembering, selectively remembering, even creatively remembering the past. Understanding the Past • What guides reconstructions of past? Two important factors (Ross, 1989): – Person’s present standing on attribute. – Implicit theories of stability and change Implicit theories – intuitive ideas about what remains stable, what changes Understanding the Past • Example – the self. Assume unified, stable over time. • Chandler – implicit theories of self stability – Subjects – adolescents – Describe self 5 years ago – Describe self today – “Gee, completely different. Are you really the same person?” “Yes.” “Why?” – Essence – deep inside, unchanging • Ross – compare theories of stability, change, their effects on reconstructing the past
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11/22/2009 2 Understanding the Past • Implicit theory of stability • Self and dating partners – current impressions • Pretest – assess implicit theories of traits – which are stable over time. – honest/dishonest, tidy/messy, reliable/unreliable, open-minded/closed-minded, intelligent/stupid • Actual study. Participants – dating someone for several months – Session 1 – rated impressions of selves,
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