Evaluation and Judgment BEH225 WK 7 CKPT

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WK 7 CKPT Evaluation and Judgment By: Virginia L. Kirby BEH/225 April 1, 2011
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WK 7 CKPT Social psychology is the scientific study of the ways in which the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of one individual are influenced by the real, imagined, or inferred behavior or characteristics of other people. Different ways in which we evaluate people are stereotyping, first impressions, schemata, and biases in attributions, proximity, physical attractiveness, and similarities. A schema is a set of beliefs or expectations about something that is based on past experience and is presumed to apply to all members of that particular category. They allow us to make inferences about other people. Stereotyping is when you use a set of characteristics believed to be shared by all members of a social category. It is a special kind of schema that could be based on almost any distinguishing feature and is most often applied to sex, race, occupation, physical appearance, place of residence, and membership in a group or organization. When you make an attribution, you are making a guess about the true cause of a particular
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