Social Psychology - Social Psychology Social...

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Social Psychology Social psychology-study of how people think about, influence, and relate to other people How do we perceive other people? Perceiving Others Person perception-process of forming impression of others o Influenced by: Physical appearance-more attractive=more favorable impression Judged more interesting, intelligent, socially skilled etc. o No actual difference between attractive people and others Also judged more competent and are more likely to have a good job and make more money Start judging preschool Stereotypes (judgements): widely held beliefs that people have certain characteristics because membership in a group Normal part of recognition allowing quick perception of a person Typically automatic Most common: gender, ethnic, occupational Not always negative Not very accurate=generalizing that entire group of people is the same=ignoring diversity within the group Stereotypes difficult to change o Often occur automatically
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