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Function - o Function Allows us to fill in the gaps Cantor...

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o Function Allows us to fill in the gaps Cantor and Mischel o P’s learn descriptors about extroverted or introverted person o P’s shown list of extroverted and introverted descriptors o P’s asked to indicated which ones are true of the person o P’s filled in the gaps based on schemas of extroverts and introverts Cohen – P’s recall info that is consistent with schemas associated with occupational label Influence attention and memory Shape interpretations of ambiguous events Speed up processing BUT, they can have negative consequences – the police officer’s dilemma P’s played a video game, photos of men in different settings Race of men in photo o ½ were black, half were white Object in hand of men in photo o ½ gun, ½ cell hpone Task: press shoot if see a gun, press don’t shoot if don’t see gun (had ½ second to do so) Schemas vary by culture – we tend to form schemas that are consistent with our cultural values o
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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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