Psych Notes Ch. 11 - C h. 11: Social Psychology Social...

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Ch. 11: Social Psychology Social Psychology: study of how people think about, influence, and relate to other people Perceiving Others: Person perception: process of forming impressions 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 good job, make more money o Also influenced by: Stereotypes: widely held beliefs that people have certain characteristics because of membership in a group Normal part of cognition allowing quick perception of a person Typically automatic Most common: gender, ethnicity, occupation Not always negative Not very accurate: generalizing that entire group of people is the same= ignoring diversity within group Stereotypes difficult to change o Often occur automatically o People overestimate confirming evidence
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 36-087 taught by Professor Welsh during the Fall '10 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Psych Notes Ch. 11 - C h. 11: Social Psychology Social...

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