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Unformatted text preview: a. How we think of ourselves compared to others b. Explain behavior (Why did she fail?) i. Explaining peoples behavior : Attribution Theory= overestimate the effect of the internal dis. Instead of the external sit. Of other ppl And do the opposite with ourselves 1. Internal dispositions- anything that is being attributed to the person. Who he/she is as a person. 2. External situations- not about the person, its what happens to the person ii. Self Serving Bias we think well of ourselves 1. Our tendency to receive ourselves favorably a. 1. We tend to see ourselves as better than average b. 2. We tend to make excuses for our failures c. 3. We tend to take credit for our successes iii. Thinking about others: Attitudes 1. Predicting behavior? a. The stronger the attitude is the better the predictor 2. Cognitive Dissonance a. A tension or anxiety when our thoughts and behaviors dont match up...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Rose during the Spring '07 term at IUP.
- Spring '07