soc psych feb 15 notes

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Social psych feb 15 notes rbroudy@gwu.edu for extra credit Accuracy - when we can ʼ t make a thorough evaluation of a persuasive argument, we may rely on shortcuts - Credibility of communicator - Is the person trustworthy? - others ʼ responses - which side do other people seem to be taking? - ready ideas - what side have i heard frequently or recently? - cognitive resources are too limited to think deeply about every issue - people focus their accuracy concerns on issues that involve them directly Mood - a sad mood - motivates people t acquire accurate attitudes about the situation at hand - warns of potential danger of making errors in immediate environment “done deals” - desire to be unbiased and accurate is much stronger before a person makes a decision - after the decision Unwelcome Information - people tend to not expend cognitive effort looking for Faws in an argument that supports their beliefs defensiveness and denial - fear may lead people to deny information, unless that information is accompanied by a plan to reduce the threat - ±ear may lead people to deny information, unless that information is accompanied by
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