Controlled thinking is defined as thinking that is conscious intentional

Controlled thinking is defined as thinking that is

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the main reason we are still friends to this day. Controlled thinking is defined as thinking that is conscious, intentional, voluntary, and effortful (Aronson, Wilson, Sommers 2016). I tend to engage more so in controlled thinking when it comes to dealing with people and I am told often that I am reserved. I told myself that I wanted to be her friend and get to know her because of my first impression and it turns out I was right in my assumption. We did everything together including going to church together throughout our life.
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My culture and background has influenced my impression of others. I was raised in a home where Christianity was our faith and my mother was very strict and had expectations of us. We were taught to be respectful and conduct ourselves in a manner where we made good decisions or least we were expected to. So I tend to look for those values in every person I encounter and if I don’t get a good feeling when I meet someone I distance myself from them.
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References: Aronson, E., Wilson, T. D., & Sommers, S. (2016). Social psychology (9th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson. Boeree, C. G. (1999). Person perception . In Social psychology basics .
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