SA2 - S. A. 2 A Cognitive-Social Approach to Personality...

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S. A. 2 A Cognitive-Social Approach to Personality Personality looks at individual differences, general process/mechanism/behavior and how intraindividual behavior stability depends on social/situational context Cog-social approach focuses on prior inferences and current perceptions of self/others/situation in shaping social responses Basically the general processes in addition to individual differences Role of cognitive mediation, expectations, goals and interpretations Interaction of long term variables(knowledge or disposition) and short term variables(specific situations) and how they shape Behaviors occur in a social context over time Figure-Ground Model of social behavior The social behavior is seen as a figure against a background of the individual’s cognitive activity This activity, often a social reaction, can be strategic or unplanned Have expectations of situation, form impressions and shape behavior accordingly Cognitive Structure Person’s belief system, knowledge, generalizations
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