Comm 1 070511 #5

Comm 1 070511 #5 - Comm 1 070511 #5 INTRAPERSONAL (CONT.)...

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Comm 1 070511 #5 INTRAPERSONAL (CONT.) Biases (cont.) - Stereotyping - Assume person has certain traits or behaviors because of group membership - Why? - Normal to categorize the world, and divide into “us” and “them” - Minimizes cognitive “work” - Managing the self: “BIRG” and “CORF” - Bask In Reflected Glory - you near cool people u seem like cool one ? ? ? ? - Cut Off Reflected Failure - politicians don’t have true friends near them Attribution Processes: The way we assign explanations for people’s behavior - We attribute behavior either to internal or external causes - Internal attribution: We see it as caused by the person/self; within the person’s control - ex. Personality traits, irresponsible - External attribution: We see it as caused by the situation or other factors outside the person’s control How do we decide? -- Compare person’s behavior to others’ and to knowledge of person’s past behavior Biases in Attribution - Fundamental Attribution Error
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Comm 1 070511 #5 - Comm 1 070511 #5 INTRAPERSONAL (CONT.)...

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