Lecture 16 (November 6th, 2012)

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Unformatted text preview: have of him. We have automatic, category based perceptions like “Nerd, trekkie, geek,” and only when we get to know the person better, we get to have controlled, attribute- based, perceptions like “Friendly, honest, gives to charity, tutors 5th grade students, drama major, enjoys horror movies, loves sci- fi, is a great cook, etc.” Stereotypes can lead to self- fulfilling prophecies. Self- fulfilling prophecies: People’s tendency to behave in ways that confirm their own or others’ expectations. • Teacher was told that particular students were very smart and their IQs were going to go up and were particularly gifted (based on a total random lie), but those students’ IQs actually did go up because of the teacher’s behavior towards the students, who thought of these kids as gifted individuals. So the students intelligence changed as a result of this self- fulfilling prophecy. Snyder, Tanke and Berscheid study of 1997 is great. there were male participants that were brought into the lab and were told that they were going to have a telephone conversation of a female participant. They were shown a photo of either an attractive female or an unattractive female, and they had a conversation on the phone with an idea that this person could be the attractive figure or the unattractive figure. These male students who thought their friend was attractive would be calling that person more sociable, talkative, etc. even though the person was the same person each time. • At another point, other people listened in on the conversation without the knowledge, but they too thought the same way, meaning that it wasn't just the expectation of the men, but they actually changed the behavior of the female at the end of the line with their own attitudes. • So they were not only influenced by their impression of the woman, but affected by outside observers impression as well. 2012-11-12 7:43 PM 2012-11-12 7:43 PM...
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