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Chapter 13 Social Psychology
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Remainder of Video Conformity http://www.learner.org/discoveringpsychology/19/e19e Asch’s Conformity Study Milgram’s Obedience Study Zimbardo’s Prison Study
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Attribution Attribution refers to the set of thought processes we use to explain behavior: ours and others. Internal (or dispositional attributions ) - based on an individual’s perceived stable characteristics, such as attitudes, personality traits, or abilities. External or (situational attributions) - based on current situation and events that would influence all people.
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The Fundamental Attribution Error Attributions for a person’s behavior despite the presence of possible external influences. Have you ever been cut off in traffic? How did you explain their behavior? Test-taking… Why did you ace the exam? Why did you fail the exam?
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course PSY 22518 taught by Professor Dr.chrismayhorn during the Fall '09 term at N.C. State.

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