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Day+11+-+Social+Cognition - March 3rd Social Cognition...

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Social Cognition Traits in belly, cognitive thoughts in the mind. - Cues are mediated by interpretations that the particular individual is using to interpret these stimulus cues. - Not just cues themselves, it s also the interpretation, cognitive mediated. Externally defined objective cues. Cognitive Misers ” - Shelley Taylor. - People just trying to engage in bare minimum of life so they can navigate through the day. - People often make the “ Fundamental Attribution Error ” (Lee Ross) - When you are observing somebody engaging in behavior, you will have the tendency to label the behavior. - “Tendency to over-value dispositional or personality-based explanations for the observed behaviors of others while under-valuing situational explanations for those behaviors.” - Example: If you are engaging in dangerous behavior, person assumes you have that “dangerous” streak. Not give much weight to situational forces. - Spontaneous Trait Inferences (Jim Uleman) same thing as
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