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Impression Formation Heuristics Heuristics- shortcut for making inferences about a person’s personality Availability Heuristic Personality inferences that come easily to mind- minimal amounts of information Representativeness Heuristic When your perceived traits match assumptions for other traits, then you infer those other traits must be true Simulation Heuristic We try to imagine that person behave in a certain away. If we imagine it then we accept that inference. Compare the person to someone we already know and adjust our perceptions accordingly.
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Explaining Behavior Attribution – refers to the construction of causal explanations for people’s behaviors. Internal Attributions When we explain the behavior based on something about the actor External Attributions Something about the situation or the context caused the event
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Key Attribution Biases Fundamental Attribution Error When observers explain another person’s
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course COMM 200 taught by Professor Theiss during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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