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Unformatted text preview: 11/8/2009 1 Psychology 101.001 Social Psychology Social psychology y scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another y scientific study of the causes and consequences of interpersonal behavior PSYC 101.001 VILLADO 3 Social Psychology Attribution theory y how we explain peoples behavior caused by situation caused by disposition y bias in our attributions? fundamental attribution error y tendency to underestimate situational influences and overestimate dispositional influences PSYC 101.001 VILLADO 4 11/8/2009 2 Social Psychology Attitudes y relatively stable clusters of feelings, beliefs, and behavioral intentions toward specific objects, people, or institutions institutions y feelings, based on beliefs, that predispose people to respond in a particular way to objects, people, and events y attitudes behavior attitude PSYC 101.001 VILLADO 5 Social Psychology Attitudes (continued) y attitudes affect behavior weak situation (in contrast to the strong situation)...
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