SA+5 - prophecies are particularly import when affectively...

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Reading 5: Schema Triggered Affect Fiske -Schema triggered model *Other people are represented as instances of categories 1) Cultural, broad, stereotypical level 2) Consensus categories at subculture level (campus stereotypes) 3) Idiosyncratic: old flame schema. Expectations about personality and appearance consistent with ones past experience. **At each level schema matches new info to old. *Affect is linked to categorization. Given good fir to the schema, the instance elicits the schema’s affect. (Act the way you do around old stimulus ( *Affectively triggered schemata are guides to action. (Won’t vote for a politician, etc) **People seek info that will support their expectations. Such self-fulfilling
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Unformatted text preview: prophecies are particularly import when affectively tinged expectations are repeatedly confirmed and hence preserve.-Basically interpersonal schemas are usefully views as a network of: *Knowledge *Affect *Plans that are richly interconnected-Alternatives: piecemeal approaches *They do not explain how people might actually process component evaluations into a summary reaction. -Schemas are a generalized mental representation. Formed about certain people in the past about new people (brother, etc)-Transference occurs and a category or node in the scheme gets activated and thus activates the other parts and you will act the same way around this person as you do the old....
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course PSYCH V89.-0030- taught by Professor Susan during the Fall '09 term at NYU.

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