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Unformatted text preview: your behavior Uncritical Acceptance: Tendency to believe positive or unflattering descriptions of yourself Fallacy of Positive Instances: When we remember or notice things that confirm our expectations and forget the rest The Barnum Effect Barnum Effect: Tendency to consider personal descriptions accurate if stated in general terms Always have a little something for everyone; make sure all palm readings, horoscopes, etc. are so general that something in them will always apply to any one person! E. g. , John Edwards, Sylvia Brown...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.
- Spring '10