Chapter 4 - Social Perception

Chapter 4 - Social Perception - Chapter 02/10/10 4: Social...

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02/10/10 Chapter 4: Social Perception I. Basics Social Perception - The study of how we form impressions of and make inferences about other people - Two mechanisms: o Automatic o Controlled (or at least more cognitive) II. Nonverbal Behavior How people communicate, intentionally or unintentionally, without words A. Uses: - Expressing emotion - Conveying attitudes - Communicating personality traits - Repeat or compliment spoken message - Substitute the verbal message B. Facial expressions - Darwin - Ekman et al. (1971): 6 “universal” facial emotions o Anger, Happiness, Surprise, Fear, Disgust, and Sadness C. Decoding - In accuracy o Affect blends – where one part of the face expresses one emotion and another part of the face expresses another emotion o Hiding emotion – o Display rules – dictates what kind of emotion is more acceptable to show in public
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o Men are better to detect lies than girls. o
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2011 for the course PSYC 2380 taught by Professor Bush during the Spring '10 term at University of Houston.

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Chapter 4 - Social Perception - Chapter 02/10/10 4: Social...

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