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P11W10+Lect2post - Lecture Outline -- 1/12/10 Thinking...

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture Outline -- 1/12/10 Thinking About You, Me, Us, & Them Why Study Social Cognition? The Phenomenological Assumption Dual Process Thinking Intuition vs. Reason Affect-based Judgments Self-Enhancing Biases Implicit Egotism Expectancy-based Judgments Perceptual Confirmation Processes Behavioral Confirmation Processes Bringing it all Together: Automatic Prejudice Social Cognition is . . . How we perceive and think about ourselves and each other; how we process and make meaning about our social encounters Major field of research in social psychology How does this relate to interest in situational determinants of behavior? Traditional Stimulus-Response (S-R) View Stimulus Others’ Behavior & Situational Context Response Your Behavior & Emotional Reactions The Phenomenological Assumption Stimulus Others’ Behavior & Situational Context Response Your Behavior & Emotional Reactions ?Meaning? “If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences” Thomas & Thomas (1923) Which Describes Us Best? Do people think like scientists? Rational, thoughtful, methodical e.g., Kelley, attribution Or are people less rational? Emotional, thoughtless, impulsive e.g., the FAE Dual Process Thinking System 1 Intuitive Reactive Emotional Associative Quick Effortless Slow-learning Automatic Primitive System 2 Systematic Deliberate Cognitive “Rational” Slow Effortful Flexible Controlled More Modern • People capable of both types of thinking (sometimes at same time) • System 1 is habitual & automatic while System 2 has to be initiated -- when there is time, resources, motivation • System 1 dominates when busy, stressed Thinking When Loaded...
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2010 for the course PSY BEH 11c taught by Professor Ditto during the Spring '10 term at UC Irvine.

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