Chapter 2Review

Chapter 2Review - Impact bias overestimating enduring impact of emotion causing events • People have most difficulty predicting intensity and

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Chapter 2 Spotlight effect- belief that others are paying more attention to one’s appearance then they really are Illusion of transparency- illusion that concealed emotions leak out and can be easily read by others Self-concept- person’s answer to question who am I?, malleable rather than stable (can change depending on situation) Influenced by: o Roles o Social identities o Comparisons with others o Our successes and failures o How other people judge us o Surrounding culture Self-schemas- elements of your self-concept beliefs by which you define yourself Possible selves- images of what we dream of or dread becoming in the future Social comparison Evaluating one’s abilities and opinions by comparing oneself with others Individualism/independent cultures- focus more on self Collectivist/interdependent cultures- focus more on group
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Unformatted text preview: Impact bias- overestimating enduring impact of emotion causing events • People have most difficulty predicting intensity and duration of future emotions Immune neglect- human tendency to underestimate speed and strength of “psychological immune system” bounce back better than thought Dual attitudes- differing implicit(automatic) and explicit (consciously controlled) attitudes toward same object Self-efficacy- sense that one is competent and effective • Bandura Locus of control- tendency to blame issues on self or environment/internally or externally controlled • Rodder Learned helplessness- sense of hopelessness and resignation learned when human or animal perceives no control over situation • Pavlov’s dogs...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 12 taught by Professor Stock during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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Chapter 2Review - Impact bias overestimating enduring impact of emotion causing events • People have most difficulty predicting intensity and

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