Chapter 15 - Chapter 15 Social Psychology Social Thinking...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 15 Social Psychology Social Thinking Social Psychology scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another Social Thinking Attribution Theory suggests how we explain someone’s behaviour, by crediting either the situation or the person’s disposition Fritz Heider Social Thinking Fundamental Attribution Error tendency for observers, when analyzing another’s behaviour, to underestimate the impact of the situation and to overestimate the impact of personal disposition. Effects of Attribution How we explain someone’s behavior affects how we react to it. Social Thinking Attitude belief and feeling that predisposes one to respond in a particular way to objects, people and events Social Thinking Our behavior is affected by our inner attitudes as well as by external social influences Internal attitudes External influences Behavior Actions Can Affect Attitudes Not only do people stand for what they believe in (attitude), they start believing in what they stand for. Cooperative actions can lead to mutual liking (beliefs). D . M a c D o n a l d / P h o t o E d i t Social Thinking Foot-in-the-Door Phenomenon tendency for people who have first agreed to a small request to comply later with a larger request Social Thinking...
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY Psyc1000 taught by Professor Ronnyoung during the Spring '10 term at UOIT.

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Chapter 15 - Chapter 15 Social Psychology Social Thinking...

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