What is Social Cognition?
How people think about themselves and the
social world, or more specifically, how people
select, interpret, remember, and use social
information to make judgments and
PSY 240: Introduction to Social Psychology
You will be required to apply social psychological concepts in a real-world setting. You will do
this by either:
1) Discussing a personal interaction that has occurred in the past six months
Announcement re: Chapter 2 activity.
Now have 2 attempts
Today: We begin METHODOLOGY
Start with a clip.
Research is fun
Theory is a good thing, but a good experiment lasts forever.
Peter Leonidovich Kapista
SP = E
FALSECONSENSUS effect occurs when one's own behavior affects predictions of how
others will behave.
CULTUREPSYCHOLOGY The scientific study of variations in human behavior, taking into
account the way
_ effect occurs when one's own behavior affects predictions of how others will
The scientific study of variations in human behavior, taking into account the ways in which
behavior is influenc
Ok- Review time!
What is social psychology?
How different from sociology?
What is a construal?
What killed behaviorism?
Why is it important to take construals into account?
What was the basic pr
Question: WHY did an individual behave the way
Father of attribution theory
People as amateur scientists
Basically, we try to