Lecture 19 - Perception, Stereotypes And Stigma

Internal attributions communication behavior stems

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Unformatted text preview: on / behavior stems from character External attributions: Communication / behavior stems from circumstances 3 2. 2. 2 1 0 2 / 9 / 0 1 Fundamental Attribution Error The The tendency to overestimate the negative influence of dispositional factors and the positive influence of situational factors in explaining others’ behavior. friend friend did worse on paper friend friend did better on paper blame blame on negative internal blame blame on positive situation Attributing Attributing negative dispositional factors to stereotypes may inhibit others from interacting with members of that group. Halo Effect The The proposition is that you will match like qualities with each other. Positive Positive Halo: Positive qualities are matched together. Example: Example: An attractive person is thought to be smart Negative Negative Halo (or Horn’s Effect): Negative qualities (or are matched together. Example: Example: A rude person must be uneducated. 4 2 1 0 2 / 9 / 0 1 Stereotypes Stereotype Definition: Definition: A conventional, formulaic and oversimplified conception, conventional, opinion or image. Purpose? Purpose? People People who stereotype oversimplif...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2014 for the course COM 225 taught by Professor Desryaud during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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