Social Perception

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Social Perception_ Outline 1 Outline: Social Perception Social Perception: The study of how we form impressions of and make inferences about other people Nonverbal Behavior Facial Expressions of Emotions: Nonverbal Communication: o Eye Contact o Body Language o Hand Shake o Use of Personal Space o Use of Gestures Gender Differences: Implicit Personality Theory: schema that consists of our ideas about what kinds of personalities go together. Causal Attributions: Attribution Theory: A description of the way in which people explain the causes of their own and other people’s behavior Attribution: An inference about why an event took place or about a person’s disposition Theories of Attribution: Fritz Heider’s “Naïve Theory” Everyday people’s everyday judgments about everyday events: Important Features: 1) Interpret events: look for stable and enduring factors
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Social Perception_ Outline 2 2) Internal forces (personal) vs. External forces (environment): Jones and Davis – Correspondent Inference Theory
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course PSY 274 taught by Professor Newman during the Fall '08 term at Syracuse.

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