Psychology 101 Unit 5

Psychology 101 Unit 5 - Psychology 101 Chapter 12 Social...

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Chapter 12 Social Psychology Cognitive Dissonance : feeling of uncomfortable tension which comes from holding two conflicting thoughts in the mind at the same time The study of how people think about, influences, and relate to other people. o Cognitions – the thinking part o Social Influences Dominate, power in social group. Group of friends: always one person that has power o Relations You and the context of other people Social Cognition How do people select, interpret, remember, and use social information? o All use social cognition – our shortcuts to communicate Person Perception o Physical Attractiveness “Beautiful is good” stereotype Video Self-fulfilling prophecy If you’re a schmuck you’re going to have a schmuck Symmetry, and youthfulness Beauty is good = symmetrical Attributions o Explanations for why people behave the way they do. Fundamental Attribution Error
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Hartley during the Spring '05 term at Boise State.

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Psychology 101 Unit 5 - Psychology 101 Chapter 12 Social...

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