Aronson defines social psychology as:
how people learn to behave in accordance with society's rules.
the influences that people have upon the beliefs or the behavior of others.
how societies and social groups work.
the study of roles and
Construal & Nave
Subjective Construal and Naive
Realism in Social Judgment
(Griffin & Ross, 1991)
To construe an object, action, person,
situation, or event is to interpret or put a
construction on it (Short
Social Cognition &
1. Was the thief male or female?
2. How tall?
3. Hair color?
4. Describe clothing
5. Any identifying marks?
6. Lineup number (with confidence from 1 to 3)
Why is this so difficult?
How much should we trust eyewitness
Heuristics and Biases: Part I
Errors and biases:whystudythem?
Social Cognition Paper Assignment (Due April 19)
The life-blood of psychological science is the empirical journal article. Popular media sources
and text books often attempt to summarize empirical research, making it easily accessible, but
Stereotyping & Modern forms
The dark side of
toward School Integration
% Favo ring Integration
% Approve Interm arriage
Person Perception: Explaining behavior
Thin slices of behavior
The Fundamental Attribution Error
Models of attributional judgment
Malcolm Gladwell- Blink
Chapter 1 Theory of Thin Slices How a
little bit of knowledge go
Parabolic trajectory of a projectile: how ppl calculate it how did you do it so fast? If so simple,
youd think we could program robots to do it. Turns out, its veryyy difficult thing to program
robots to catch a ball. Mass, velocity, gravity, effects of w