1-30 Notes OB - 1/30/08 Organizational Behavior Cognitive...

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1/30/08 Organizational Behavior Cognitive dissonance o You will have a high desire to reduce dissonance because where one works is very important Perception and Individual Thinking o Perception A process by which individuals organize and interpret their sensory impressions in order to give meaning to their environment People’s behavior is based on their perception of what reality is, not on reality itself The world as it is perceived is the world that is behaviorally important Factors that influence perception Factors in the perceiver o Attitudes o Motives o Interests o Experience o Expectations Factors in the situation o Time o Work Setting o Social Setting Factors in the target o Novelty o Motion o Sounds o Size o Background o Proximity o Similarity Making judgments about others Attribution Theory o When individuals observe behavior, they attempt to find if the influence was external or internal Distinctiveness Standing out in a crowd High – External Low – Internal Consensus Doing what everyone else is doing High – External Low – Internal
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Consistency Doing what you normally do High – Internal Low – External Fundamental Attribution Error o The tendency to underestimate the influence of external factors and overestimate the influence of internal factors when making judgments about the behavior of others In general, we tend to blame the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BA 3341 taught by Professor Polkovnichenko during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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1-30 Notes OB - 1/30/08 Organizational Behavior Cognitive...

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