Chapter 14 - Chapter 14 Social Behavior What is Social...

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Chapter 14 Social Behavior What is Social Psychology? How others influence o Thoughts o Feelings o Behaviors o The process of forming impressions of others o Attractive individuals are seen as more Sociable Poised Competent Well-adjusted Schemas o Dumb jock Nerd Popular cheerleader Good girl Bad boy Gay guy Stereotypes o Over-generalized beliefs about groups (gender, age, ethnicity, occupational) o Why do we stereotype? But less time/energy less accuracy Biases in Person Perception o Leads to a confirmation of people’s expectation A woman is pushy = emotional Man is pushy = aggressive Illusory Correlation o Overestimate how often e see a link between social traits o Individuals remember facts that fit their stereotypes
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