Week1-3 - Week1(3) Class is based primarily on the lectures...

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Week1(3) Class is based primarily on the lectures and centered around 5 hypotheses 1) Situations are powerful - influences us and ppl around us all the time -we are ALWAYS in some type of situation -they are powerful influences over thoughts feelings and behavior -this is the one good idea most social psychologists would take - everything else builds on this -why this is so important is cuz of first corollary: Corollary 1a) Situations are often invisible -if u are unaware of situations, u cant do anything about it ex: public awareness stuff - knowing the problem is only part of the problem ex: lieberman being an authority is something u can know but not necessarily see -we tend to underestimate the influence of situations Corollary 1b) Situations influence our perception of others in unexpected ways and this is true in 2 key ways: 1) the situation that another person is in -sad face looks sadder in a funeral home -now, the question is how long the person is sad - well that shouldn’t change due to situation, but it does 2) the situation we are in -sunny day/rainy day -ppl think they or others are more likely to get cancer in the future if it's rainy outside but this influences us -our current situation creeps in and influences how we make sense of other ppl Corollary 1c) The history of situations you've been in shape your experience and reactions
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2011 for the course PSYCH 135 taught by Professor Lieberman during the Fall '08 term at UCLA.

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