Attitude Changes and Stereotypes

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Attitude Changes and Stereotypes

Lecture Notes 18: includes overview of self-perception and focuses on stereotypes and prejudice and the theories associated with it

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Psyc 1103 - General Psychology II (Enhanced)

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PSYCH 1103 1st Edition Lecture 18 Outline of Last Lecture I. Attribution II. Kelley’s Attribution Theory III. Attribution errors a. Fundamental attribution error b. Ultimate attribution error c. Actor-observer effect d. Self-serving bias IV. Protective biases V. Attitudes VI. Attitudes and behavior VII. Attitude formation a. Early learning b. Mere exposure c. Operant conditioning d. Classical conditioning VIII. Attitude change IX. Cognitive dissonance theory Outline of Current Lecture I. Where’s the dissonance? II. Self-perception theory a. Daryl Bem III. Stereotypes and prejudice a. Processes that create attitudes also create stereotypes b. Effects of media on stereotypes c. Portrayal of women in the media d. Theories of prejudice Current Lecture I. Where’s the dissonance? a. In cognitive dissonance theory, people assumed to: i. Recall previous behavior ii. Realign attitude to be more consistent iii. Dissonance is in conscious, explicit comparison b. Lieberman et al i. Compared anterograde amnesics and matched control subjects

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