Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-Lecture2_Sept28

Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-Lecture2_Sept28 - Course Information...

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Course Information Whistling Vivaldi – Assignment due on-line 10/10 – Posted by Monday 10/3—you need to read the assigned chapters before doing the assignment • Waitlist folks need to sign in after class today
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Pop Quiz? Which one is False? 1. Seeing something over and over again leads us to like it less and less. 2. The more people are rewarded for an activity, the more they will enjoy it. 3. People work harder when part of a team (e.g., tug-of-war) compared to when by themselves. 4. Depressed persons tend to view themselves through a biased lens
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OK, but isn’t social psychology all just common sense? • Hindsight bias: people exaggerate how much they could have predicted an outcome after it happened “Anything seems commonplace, once explained.” - Dr. Watson to Sherlock Holmes
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Pop Quiz Which one is False? 1. Seeing something over and over again leads us to like it less and less. 2. The more people are rewarded for an activity, the more they will enjoy it. 3. People work harder when part of a team (e.g., tug-of-war) compared to when by themselves. 4. Depressed persons tend to view themselves through a biased lens
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common sense? • Hindsight bias: people exaggerate how much they could have predicted an outcome after it happened • You are particularly vulnerable in social psychology because these are topics with which you are intimately familiar
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Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-Lecture2_Sept28 - Course Information...

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