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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Social psychology: thinking and influence October 12th, 2010 What is social psychology?  The scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another Love, Hate Heroism Friendship Why do we act the way we do? Todays topics  Social Thinking  Social Influence Click to edit Master subtitle style Module 56: social thinking Social thinking  Attributing Behavior to Persons or to Situations  Attitudes and Actions Why do people act they way  Social psychologists are interested in social influences that help explain why the same person will act differently in different situations  Examples: If she is nice to me, is it because she is attracted to me or she is just a warm person? Does he not come to class because he has an illness or because he is lazy? Attributing behavior to Attribution theory  We explain someones behavior by crediting either the situation or the persons disposition  Dispositional attribution-personality  Situational attribution-reaction to environment  Example: Why is he so hostile? Because he has an aggressive personality Because he was abused as a child Fundamental attribution error  The tendency for observers, to underestimate the impact of the situation and to overestimate the impact of disposition This is how we judge others behavior  Example: Sally trips and falls down. Why did she trip? Because she is clumsy Because the floor is uneven Fundamental attribution error  Students talked with a young woman  Woman acted either cold or friendly  Half were told her behavior is spontaneous, others told she was instructed on how to act  All participants relied on disposition, not situation Effects of attribution  We make everyday judgments to explain others behavior Is friendliness sexual interest? Why is my significant other mad? Why is that person homeless? Politicians and attributions  Conservatives more likely to blame social problems on personal dispositions Poor, unemployed Society is not to blame for crime, the criminals are. Employment and attributions  Managers attribute poor performance at work...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2011 for the course PSYC 2000 taught by Professor Munson during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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