SA+6 - of yourself vicarious beneffectance enhancing...

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Reading #6, Greenwald, Totalitarian Ego: The ego observes and records personal experience, but it often fabricates and revises history. Egocentricity - people are self centered. Information is better remembered the more the person plays an active role. illusion of control - people see their behavior as capable of influencing outcomes that are determined by chance Beneffectance - tendency to take credit for success while denying responsibility for failure denial of responsibility of harming - not doing this will cause hatred
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Unformatted text preview: of yourself vicarious beneffectance - enhancing yourself via others Cognitive conservatism - disposition to preserve existing knowledge structures helps facilitate interactions confirmation bias - have hypothesis and pick out evidence that confirms that hypothesis while overlooking other evidence primacy effect - information received early in description is more potent knew-it-all-along effect misrecall of prior opinion...
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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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