Psych notes Social Psychology November 19th

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Psych notes Social Psychology November 19 th 474-482; 485-495 1. Person Perception: Forming Impressions of Others a. Effects of physical appearance b. Cognitive schemas c. Stereotypes d. Prejudice and discrimination 2. Attribution processes: explaining behavior a. Attributions i. Internal vs. external ii. Stable vs. unstable iii. Controllable vs. uncontrollable b. Biases in attributions i. Fundamental attribution error 1. Out-group members 2. In-group members ii. Ex: if you get an A in class – you give yourself personal credit. If you get a low grade you blame that it was a difficult exam. 1. Self-serving bias: the tendency to take personal credit for success but blame external causes for failure 3. Attitudes a. And attitude is the tendency to think, feel, or act positively of negatively toward objects in our environment b. Three components: i. Cognitive- beliefs, ideals ii. Emotional iii. Behavioral-predispositions to act 4. Cognitive Dissonance a. Ex: Senator Larry Craig i. Arrested for displaying pick up signals in men’s bathroom
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 0010 taught by Professor Tokowitz during the Spring '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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