2011 - 4/13/2011 Self Perception Theory I) Plessy vs....

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4/13/2011 Self Perception Theory I) Plessy vs. Ferguson A) Attitudes towards desegregation… always seemed to follow behavior B) The reason most people ohld the attitudes they do is the social adjustment function B.1) When norms change, most people will just change with them B.2) 20% on either extreme end, 60% go with the norms C) Parallel to abortion- Americans are in the middle- reasonable critera, but depends on wording, situation D) Why are white souterners okay with desegregation after it has already taken place II) Philosophy of mind A) She is hungry vs. I am hungry B) Suppose you were wired from birth so that you saw red when other people saw green and vice versa. If you are shown a “red” or red circle you will still say red B.1) It doesn’t matter how you learn it if you learn with language B.2) It doesn’t matter how you see it, you will still call it red B.3) Color blindness test- compare red and green and if you cant see number you are red/green colorblind C) How do we learn to ID and describe internal events (B.F. Skinner) C.1) Reduced overt behavior (“I said to myself said I”) (C.1.a) Internal events are quiet versions of overt events C.2) Metaphor (“Down in the mouth” “Foot feels like ginger ale”) C.3) The “original word game” of pointing and naming (C.3.a) Must be taught by those who must necessarily use external cues of behavior and correlated stimuli. (understanding that it hurts when you hit
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course PSYCH 2800 taught by Professor Gilovich,t/regan,d during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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2011 - 4/13/2011 Self Perception Theory I) Plessy vs....

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