P11W10+Lect2post - Lecture Outline Thinking About You Me Us...

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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
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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?
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