Module 32 - Module 32 SOCIAL PERCEPTION AND ATTRACTION...

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Module 32 SOCIAL PERCEPTION AND ATTRACTION Social perception o The process of knowing and evaluating other persons Making attributions Fritz Heider o Said the explanations we come up with for why people behave the way they do are called attributions Attribution theory o A set of theories that describe how people explain the causes of behavior Attribution theory Personal attribution o Behave in a certain way because that is how you feel Situational o Behave in a certain way because of a certain situation Harold Kelley o People often make attribution, logically, on the basis of three types of information Consensus See how other people react to the same stimulus Distinctiveness See how the same person reacts to different stimuli Consistency See what happens to the behavior at another time when the person and the stimulus both remain the same The fundamental attribution error Fundamental attribution error o A tendency to overestimate the impact of personal causes of behavior and
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