Unformatted text preview: What are the different examples of self-‐handicapping? • Tendency to engage in self-‐defeating behavior to prevent others from assuming a poor performance was due to a lack of ability • Occurs when people want to maintain a public image of competence and preserve fragile competence beliefs • Partying before exam Chapter 4 – Social Cognition 1. What were the results of the fast face rating study? • Ratings for long time and short time correlate highly • Our impressions over a long period of time are not much different than the ones we have instantly 2. What are the two dimensions of immediate social perception? • Warmth and Competence 3. What is the difference between firsthand and secondhand information? • Firsthand: Information based on personal experience or observation • Secondhand: Information that comes from other sources, like gossip, news accounts, books, magazines, the Internet, and so on a. How can firsthand information be biased? • Pluralistic ignorance • Memory biases b. How can secondhand information be biased? • Sharpening and leveling • Media distortions • Asymmetries between positive and nega...
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- Spring '08