BehaviorInSocialChange

BehaviorInSocialChange - o Change attitude to make it...

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“EQ” Emotional Intelligence EQ includes: self-awareness, impulse control, persistence, self-motivation, ability to recognize emotions in others, and social agility. People with high EQ can better manage the difficulties of life. Skills to help make you successful, goes above and beyond normal intelligence. To what extent are cognitive ability and emotions independent? o Not totally independent Is EQ affected by the same environmental factors as IQ? o Research suggests that it may Can EQ be fostered or enhanced? o Yes it can be, but depends of the theorist. Cognitive Dissonance Cognitions Conflict ! Tension (cognitive dissonance) ! Efforts to reduce dissonance: reject belief, change behavior, deny the evidence, rationalize Behavior conflicts with attitude or belief ! Tension ! Efforts to reduce dissonance o Highly motivated to reduce and get rid of tension
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Unformatted text preview: o Change attitude to make it consistent with behavior Attribution Theory • Dispositional Attributions o Identifying the cause of an action to something in person (i.e. trait, motive, etc.). o Behavior reflects, the personality of the person • Situational Attributions o Identifying the cause of an action to something in the situation or environment. o Behavior reflects the situation and not personality. • Fundamental Attribution Error o When we overestimate personality traits and underestimate the influence of the situation • Self-Serving Bias o I attribute my successes to dispositional factors and my failures to situational factors. o Slightly delusional bias, boosts your mental health. • Just-World Hypothesis o The belief that good people are rewarded and bad people are punished. o But it can lead to blaming the victim....
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course PSYCH 001 taught by Professor Benbassi during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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