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PSYC260Lecture08 - PSYC 260 Sept 23rd 2008 Topic 4 Social Perception Another Example of Social Perception Heider Simmel animation

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PSYC 260 Sept 23 rd , 2008 Topic 4: Social Perception Another Example of Social Perception: http://cogweb.ucla.edu/Discourse/Narrative/heider-simmel-demo.swfa http://www.cs.brown.edu/people/black/research.html 1. Attribution a. Actor-Observer Differences in Attribution i. People more apt to see others’ behavior as more dispositionally caused than their own ii. Thus, we commit the FAE more when explaining other people’s behavior than our own iii. Does this mean we never commit the FAE when explaining our own behavior? b. Dissonance Research (Insufficient Justification) i. Why DO people agree to tell lies, write counterattitudinal essays, eat grasshoppers, etc.? ii. Why don’t people know why they do these things? iii. The FAE (Fundamental Attribution Error) – People attribute their reasons to internal while the real reason is external, cause by experimenters c. Cultural Differences in Attribution i. Both Westerners and East Asians view behavior in terms of dispositions (i. e., personality traits) ii. Both show the correspondence bias , the tendency to infer that people’s behavior reflects their dispositions iii. But: iv. Westerners are personality psychologists, East Asians are personality psychologists and social psychologists d. Confusing Definitions: i. Correspondence Bias : the tendency to infer that people’s behavior matches their dispositions
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2009 for the course PSYC 260 taught by Professor Oishi during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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PSYC260Lecture08 - PSYC 260 Sept 23rd 2008 Topic 4 Social Perception Another Example of Social Perception Heider Simmel animation

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