Lecture 8 - Jan 27th

Lecture 8 - Jan 27th - 215: Jan. 27th, 2011 Chapter 4:...

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Chapter 4: Social Perception Multiple Wives - “Plural wife describes life in bountiful commune” - why is it the states decision to determine how many spouses we have? - why is it more okay for men to have multiple wives than women having multiple husbands - if one can argue that no one is being harmed or coerced into these situations then it is strictly a cultural thing Attributions: - we interpret events by ascribing attributions - this will inFuence our evaluations depending on how we attribute (to self or externally) - how we interpret the behavior of other people, our mind makes a decision about if it is the person that caused the behavior or the situation that caused the behavior - if a 15 year old girl married a 45 year old guy we think “she loves him” or “she was coerced” and how we attribute the causes of her behavior will have implications on how we view this person and her future behaviors - research on what are the determinants on making attributions The Person The Situation Something about the Something about the situation person was the cause was the cause of the behavior of the behavior “They are an amazing “They won because the other team team” played badly” Attributional Processing increases - mind constantly trying to ±gure out answer to “why” question and not necessarily aware of this attributional processing but it is still going on - it more likely to occur for certain events, more likely to occur for negative or unexpected outcomes - reading an article about why a team LOST will discus many REASONS whereas if you do well on an exam you do not search for reasons - more motivated to search for explanations when outcomes are negative or unexpected Pickton butchered 6 women, Crown tells Jury - when these kinds of things happen, our mind searches for cause why it happened Attributing Pickton’s Behavior - he is deranged - he is a sick man - he is a murderer - these are attributed to him - a stable internal attribution (these) we are thinking of that has a characteristic with an enduring quality 215: Jan. 27th, 2011
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- if a person is a murderer he is always a murderer - labels are very enduring because they are internal attributions - he was upset - someone made him do it - he wasn’t aware it was against the law - the prosecution wants the jury to think the act is an internal attribution (he is sick) while the defender wants the jury to think about situational attributions Heider - he published a book about “common sense psychology” and introduced the idea about causal inferences that provide you with glue that holds your internal world together
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