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Conclusions - Conclusions Our social cognition whether automatic or controlled isnt always accurate Despite this people suffer from overconfidence

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Conclusions Our social cognition, whether automatic or controlled, isn’t always accurate Despite this, people suffer from overconfidence bias – we believe that our thinking is just fine Person/Social perception Person perception – how we form impressions of and make inferences about other ppl o We tend to infer enduring qualities in others from brie exposure to behaviors in limited situations (“thin-slicing”) o Where does the information come from? We make quick references of what someone is like from observable info Someone petting a dog – we infer that they are nice or friendly Impression formation o Categorization We categorize ppl immediately into broad social categories Major social categories include: sex/gender, race, age, social class Consequences Saves energy – speeds up info processing stereotyping o Implicit personality theories – a type of schema that consists of our ideas about what kinds of personality traits go together
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 260 taught by Professor Traceycallison during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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Conclusions - Conclusions Our social cognition whether automatic or controlled isnt always accurate Despite this people suffer from overconfidence

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