social psych (2-24-09)

social psych (2-24-09) - Abie Feuerstein Feb. 19, 2009...

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Abie Feuerstein Feb. 19, 2009 Social psych Social Perception **Trying to understand what other people are like Social categorization o We instantly (done very quickly; milliseconds) and automatically (without thinking) assess social information about others. E.g. social identities, Big Five Categorization triggers our stereotypes o We assume the stereotype applies to the individual o This makes us think we know something about the person. Social cognition Stereotypes lead to expectations o E.g. we expect to see certain behaviors in men Confirmation bias o We expect to see evidence that our beliefs are correct This affects how we seek out and process information (don’t treat all information the same) This affects our behavior Behavioral confirmation (you treat someone like they are aggressive, they will be aggressive) This also affects our memory o Memories are not perfect records of our experiences o We tend to remember what we expect to remember Reconstructive memory (not totally objective) Reconstructive memory Loftus and Palmer (1974): a person’s memory can be affected
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course PSY 350 taught by Professor Garygroth during the Spring '09 term at ASU.

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