2011 - 3/1/2011 Mindreading and Egocentrism I) Estimating...

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3/1/2011 Mindreading and Egocentrism I) Estimating what others will hear in back-masked music A) Nodding vs. Shaking A.1) Nodding: when informed that you can here “Satan” there was a higher percent of people who thought others could hear “Satan” too A.2) Shaking: when not informed that you can here “Satan” there was a higher percent of people who thought others could here it too A.3) Example of egocentrism B) What’s the problem? (Dearborn and Simon) B.1) Experiment: Midlevel managers at a larger manufacturing firm read a business case and were asked to diagnose the business’s problems B.2) Each manager saw the problem through the view of their own department (B.2.a) Everyone sees it from their own perspective-bias C) Simpson’s video C.1) Pink shirt- spotlight effect D) Galinsky, Magee, Inesi, and Gruenfeld (2006) D.1) Subjects asked to wirte about a time they had power over someone or someone had power over them, they were then asked to draw an E on their foreheads (D.1.a) In the low power situation, 12% had a self oriented E (D.1.b) In the high power situation, 33% had a self oriented E II) The spotlight effect A) We are not the object of others’ attention as much as we think A.1) Barry Manilow T-Shirt experiment (A.1.a) Doesn’t matter who is on the image, they over estimate how many people notice the shirt by factor of 2 A.2) Desirable figures still have same asymmetry (also cause spotlight effect) III) The curse of knowledge
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2011 - 3/1/2011 Mindreading and Egocentrism I) Estimating...

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