198-Coping - SOSC198 Psychology of Personal Growth Everyday...

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SOSC198 Psychology of Personal Growth Everyday Coping http://teaching.ust.hk/~sosc198/ Michelle.Yik@ust.hk
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2 Everyday Coping CASE STUDY Who’s responsible for the car crash / Diana’s death?
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3 Everyday Coping CASE STUDY Who’s responsible for the cover-up incident?
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4 Everyday Coping I. EXPLAINING BEHAVIORS Everyday psychology A student fails a quiz. A young boy hits his teacher. “That outfit really looks nice on you.” “You are a really good teacher.” Explaining behaviors Æ Judging others Æ Determining own reactions Biases in explaining behaviors Æ important consequences in interpersonal relations Ways of making oneself look good Æ Everyday Coping
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5 Everyday Coping II. THE FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR (FAE) 8:30am class (silent stares) versus 10:30am class (party animals) at UBC 10:30am class versus 12noon class at HKUST Why were there such differences in their behaviors? This discounting of the situation was dubbed by Ross (1977) as the Fundamental Attribution Errors. The tendency for observers to underestimate situational influences (e.g., timing effect) and overestimate dispositional influences (e.g., personality) upon others’ behavior.
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6 Everyday Coping Ross et al.’s (1977) simulated quiz game
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2010 for the course SOSC SOSC198 taught by Professor Michelle during the Spring '09 term at HKUST.

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198-Coping - SOSC198 Psychology of Personal Growth Everyday...

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