exam 3 notes - Chapter 16 Social psychology is the branch...

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Chapter 16 Social psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the way individuals thoughts, concerned with the way individuals thoughts. Feelings and behaviors are influenced by others Person perception – process of forming impressions of others Attribution process Interpersonal attraction Attitudes Conformity and obedience Behavior in groups 16.1 Judgement of others personality are often swayed by their appearance. Especially their physical attractiveness. Good lookin people are sometimes seen as more sociable, friendly, poised, warm and well adjusted than those who are less attractive. (little correlation actually exists between personalities and looks) Research on attourneys whose law school class photos were evaluated by independent raters found that physical attractiveness boosted their actual income by 10% - 12%. It takes 1/10 of a second to draw inferences about individuals based on facial features. 16.2 Stereotypes are widely held beliefs that people have certain characteristics because of their membership in a particular grouop o Sex o Age o Membership in ethnic or occupational group Stereotyping is a normal cognitive process that is usually automatic and saves on the time and effort required to get a handle on people individually Perception is subjective, and people often see what they expect to see Stereotypes create biases in person perception that often lead to confirmation of peoples expectations about others
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Illusionary correlation accurs when people estimate that they have encountered more
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course PSYCH 230 taught by Professor Phillips during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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