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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Psychology Lecture 14: Social Behavior Social Behavior • Viewing Other People: Social Perception – Person Perception – Attributions – Attitudes – Attraction • Acting with Other People: Social Influence – Conformity & Obedience – Behavior in Groups Person Perception: Forming Impressions • First impressions – Rapidly formed – Difficult to change – Often long-lasting • First assumption: others hold attitudes and values similar to ourselves – “benefit of the doubt” • Negative behaviors given more weight in shaping first impressions. Person Perception: Lasting Impressions • First impressions can change, but very slowly. – Why? Because we are “cognitive misers.” • Often do things that cause others to confirm our impressions. – “Self-fulfilling prophecy” Person Perception: Forming Impressions of Others • Effects of physical appearance • Cognitive schemas Role of Schemas in Social Perception • New information is interpreted using schemas. • Schemas influence what is noticed in others. – Process schema consistent information more quickly. • Influences what we remember about others. • Affects judgments about others’ behaviors. Examples of Social Schemas Person Perception: Forming Impressions of Others • Effects of physical appearance • Cognitive schemas • Subjectivity in person perception • Evolutionary perspectives • Stereotypes Stereotypes & Prejudice • Stereotypes can be seen as social schemas about...
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14 - Introduction to Psychology Lecture 14 Social Behavior Social Behavior • Viewing Other People Social Perception – Person Perception –

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