Lecture 7. Students

Lecture 7. Students - Lecture7:SocialBehavior Part1 Topics:...

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    Lecture 7: Social Behavior                  Part 1 Topics: Person Perception Attribution processes Attraction Attitudes
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    Social Psychology Social psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the way individuals´ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by others. Social psychologists study: - how people are affected by the actual or imagined presence of others. - Individual behavior in a social context.
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    Person Perception The process of forming impressions of others Factors that influence/distort people's perceptions of others 1. Physical appearance 2. Cognitive schemas 3. Stereotypes 4. Subjectivity
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    Person Perception (Cont.) 1.- Physical appearance . Attractive people are: More sociable, friendly, warm and well adjusted than those that are less attractive. Better spouses, and more competent and successful in their careers Linking the beautiful with the good starts early.
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    Person Perception (Cont.)
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    Person Perception (Cont.) 2.- Cognitive schemas 1. Schemas are cognitive structures used to organized information processing. They are organized cluster of ideas about categories of social events and people. 2. People place one another in categories, and these categories influence the process of person perception.
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    Person Perception (Cont.) 3.- Stereotypes - Social schemas about people who are members of a particular group. Gender stereotypes : Women are emotional Age stereotypes : Elderly people are forgetful Ethnic stereotypes : Germans are methodical Occupational stereotypes : Artists are moody - Self-fulfilling prophecy
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    Person Perception (Cont.)
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