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Unformatted text preview: 1 Social Perception Two important issues in social perception • The extent to which our perception of other people is based on stereotypes • How sensitive and accurate we can be in our perception of other people Taking people at face value? Berry (1991) examined the validity of impressions (strength . Submission, naivete, warmth, and honesty) based on static facial appearance in pictures. The impressions of previously unacquainted classmates were found to be correlated with self ratings by the persons in the pictures. 2 Behavioral potential scale Does s/he seem like someone who would be able to move several boxes of your heaviest books (strength) Does s/he seem like the kind of roommate whol would comply with all of your wishes about the furniture arrangement, quiet hours, radio station etc. ? (submission) Does s/he seem like someone who would turn a cold shoulder to your attempts at friendly conversation? (Warmth) Does s/he seem like the kind of person who would look at a classmate’s paper for answers during a final exam? (honesty)classmate’s paper for answers during a final exam?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 361 taught by Professor Lou during the Spring '10 term at Grand Valley State.
- Spring '10