(6) Social Psychology I

(6) Social Psychology I - (14.1,14.2) Social Psychology:...

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(14.1,14.2) Social Psychology : Part 1 Working Definition of Social Psychology: The study of social behavior and how individuals influence and are influenced by other people I. Social Perception Definition: The process we use to gather and remember information about others and to make inferences based on that information. A. Primacy Effect 1. The durability of first impressions B. Stereotype 1. Social Categorization a. generalizations about a group of people C. Prejudice 1. Negative attitudes about a group of people a. confirming biases via selective attention b. out-group viewed as homogeneous i. yes but he/she's an exception
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c. illusory correlations d. social comparison and the role of social identity 2. The Robber's Cave study (Muzafer Sharif, 1966) a. The effects of superordinate goals II. Attribution [Locating (sometimes inventing) causes for Behavior] A. Internal attributions (e.g., personality of actor) B. External attributions (situational explanations) C. Fundamental Attribution Error
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Brill during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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