socialpsychtest2 - 17:16 Pp1- social cognition Why did x do...

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Unformatted text preview: 17:16 Pp1- social cognition Why did x do y? Social cognition Social roles Roles consistent- feel pressure in certain situations and act in a certain way The Standford Prision Experiment- Zimbardo ( may be an alien) Interested in how powerful social roles can be Video.. Take notes on Are these behaviors surprising? Similar process in other events or places? Given what you no, is it a good experiment? why or why not? no Is this an ethical experiment? No I dont think so Did the knowledge gained outweigh the risks to P;s? yes , detrimental to the prisoner involved Ways either scientifically or ethically be improved? Explain better the details of experiment, guard control, humiliation, embarssment? Realistic? Toilet bowls? People forgot who they really were Test1 q The three motivations for learning about the self are self assess, self enhance, self verification Social cognition The processes by which people think about and make sense of their social enviroments how we think solf problems, and interpret the behaviors of others Tradition of Humans as rational reason is mans basic means of survival-ayn rand eg science and technology, working through some problem fundamentally rational consumers We are not rational, unbiased information consumers Reason is costly ( in cog terms) people have a finite amount of self regulation and self control Cognitive misers- we are stingy, be as efficient with it as possible, save it for the things that are really important to us o Heuristics- quick and dirty mental shortcuts for solving problems- deciding where to go eat lunch Efficient strategy for solving problems or anwering question Provide a good enough answer Prone to certain errors o Biases- cant way everything equally, give priority of certain information over others o Attend to particular kinds of info, to much effort to give attention to all o Heuristics and biases Representativeness Availability Anchoring and adjustment Price Stimulation and conjunction fallacy ( BOOK TEST QUESTIONS READ) Representativeness Heuristic Perceive/judge something as being likely if it resembles the typical case o Weight information more heavily when we have heard of it and just go with it Not working with actual data Availability When the information is easy to recall we usually think of it first o If somethings is easy to think of, we assume that it is more common and more likely to happen Death by a plane parts is 30 times more likely than by a shark attack What we hear about, easier to recall shark attacks,...
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