Social Perception - husband, wife, mother, peer, etc....

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Social Perception Attribution Theory: Making inferences about the causes of one s own behavior and others behavior Can attribute behavior to: External Causes: Ones that lie outside of a person Internal Causes: Ones that lie within a person Fundamental Attribution Error: Tendency to attribute behavior of others to internal causes (personality, likes, and so on) and discount external causes (situtations) We believe this even if behavior really has external causes! Actor-Observer Bias: Tendency to attribute behavior of others to internal causes, while attributing the behavior of ourselves to external causes (situations and circumstances) Double Standard Social Influence Changes in a person s behavior induced by the presence or actions of another person Someone else influences your decision:
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Unformatted text preview: husband, wife, mother, peer, etc. Conform: Bringing one s behavior into agreement with norms or the behavior of others in a group Comply: Asch study of conformity Changing our behavior in response to another person who has little or no authority Obey: Changing our behavior in direct response to the demands of an authority figure Solomon Asch s Experiment on Conformity You must select (from a group of three) the line that most closely matches the standard line All lines are shown to a group of seven people (including you) Other six were accomplices and at times all would select the wrong line In 37 percent of the trials, the real subject conformed to group pressure even when the group s answers were obviously incorrect!...
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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.

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