The reason people can form opinions of others quickly and effortlessly is due to
In our everyday lives, the choic
Research begins with a hunch, or _, that the researcher wants to test.
The _ method is often used in surveys.
How Do We Think About Why
Other People Do What They Do?
section will examine three major
theories that describe how we think
about why people engage in
particular types of behavior:
1. Attribution theory.
Social Psychology: An Empirical
Empirical research allows us to test the
validity of personal observations and folk
For a demonstration, take a moment and read the
following statement: Social psychologists have found
What is Social Psychology?
Social influence is the effect that words,
actions, or mere presence of other people
have on our thoughts, feelings, attitudes, or
Social Psychology is the scientific study of
The Nature of the Self
William James defined a basic duality of
the self: it is both the known, Me, or
self-concept (our knowledge of who we
are), and the knower, I, or selfawareness (the act of thinking about
How Can Short-cuts Lead to Errors
in Thinking About the World?
This section will examine cues that we
rely on to quickly reach decisions, which
in turn can lead to errors in perceiving
Chapter 4 Pretest
Melvin Lerner has called the assumption that people get what they deserve and deserve what
the belief in a just world.
tit for tat.
the code of the optimist.
the belief in
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