Self-perception - Annie Park Intro to Psychology V89.001...

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Annie Park Intro to Psychology V89.001 Fall 2011 Professor Edgar E. Coons 2A. FACTORS REGARDING CHANGES IN SELF-PERCEPTION. Define each of the six terms listed below and indicate to what portions of Coons' Polish experience (described in class and summarized below in italics) it was relevant in helping him overcome his initial attitude of helplessness about going to Poland and to change his self-perception as a result of the trip. For each of the six terms, briefly explain why the term was relevant and indicate at what point(s) in the trip (in terms of the numbering below) it applied. Terms: While a very serious and somewhat "nerdish" and unadventurous graduate student at Yale, Professor Coons met a visiting Polish scientist with whom he fell deeply in love. When she had to go back to Poland after a year-and-a-half, he became severely depressed. A friend suggested he should visit his true love in Poland to get over his depression. (a) the central route to persuasion [three pts], The central route to persuasion is one of the factors that determine whether a message will change attitude. We take this route if the issue is one that matters and our attention will not be diverted by other concerns. Content and information matter, and strong arguments are more effective than weak ones. In relation to Professor Coons' story - As Coons pessimistically
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