Ch13 - Chapter 13 Social Psychology Social Psychology: how...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 13 Social Psychology Social Psychology: how the presence of others influences our thoughts, feelings & behaviors Our perception of others Attributions Romantic Attraction Social Roles Conformity/Obedience Perceptions of Others Social Cognition: our thoughts, perceptions & memories of others & ourselves First impressions: based on physical attractiveness Attribute more positive qualities to those who are attractive Social Schemas: general knowledge in LTM of social experience Stereotypes: assumption that members of a group are all alike Can be positive or negative Prejudice: negative attitudes towards others based on gender, religion, race or other group characteristics Discrimination: negative behavior towards others based on gender, race, religion etc Self-fulfilling Prophecies: our expectations/ attitudes may create the expected behaviors in others Attributions Attributions: causes/ explanations for behavior 1...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course PSYCH 120 taught by Professor Lebrenton during the Fall '10 term at Purdue University.

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