Psych 1 Fair Game Final 9

Psych 1 Fair Game Final 9 - racial prejudices, they...

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Social Interaction Primacy effects on social impressions 1 st impression influences us more vs more than later info does; once you’ve formed impression, it alters interpretation of later experiences Methods of assessing prejudice Implicit association tests: measures reactions to combo of 2 categories ( flower, pleasant); if you respond quickly, then you probably see 2 categories as related Bona fide pipeline: ppl look at faces black and white, read words that need to classify as pleasant or unpleasant. Tests show more when people are asked to pay attention to race Results of Implicit Association Test Most white college students responded faster to combo black/unpleasant and white/pleasant and black college students responded equally or slight favor towards whites. Even though most claimed to have no
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Unformatted text preview: racial prejudices, they evaluated white faces more favorably than black faces Internal vs. external attributions Attribution: way of trying to understand why ppl behave the way they do Internal: explanations based on someones individual characteristics, such as attitudes, personality traits or abilities; person walked to work b/c he liked the exercise External: explanations based on situation, including events that presumably would influence almost anyone; situational (person walked to work b/c car wouldnt start) When deciding to make internal or external attribution, depend on: Consensus: how person behaves compared to others Consistency: how person behavies varies from one time to next Distinctiveness: how person behavies varies from one situation to another...
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course PSY 1 taught by Professor Fridlund during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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