TAMU PSYC 315 - Belief Systems (3 pages)

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Fundamental attribution, attractiveness and belief systems


Lecture number:
3
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Texas A&M University
Course:
Psyc 315 - Social Psychology
Edition:
1

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Psych 315 1st Edition Lecture 3 Outline of Last Lecture I Schemas and stereotypes judgment and decision making causal attribution and fundamental attribution Outline of Current Lecture II End of Fundamental attribution III Attractiveness IV Belief systems pt 1 V Entity vs Incremental Current Lecture East Asians think situational They look at the broader context Confucian philosophy encourages east Asians to see behavior within its overall context Dialectical thinking encourages east Asians to find a compromise between dispositional and situational causes Western cultures focus on the individuals and Eastern culture focus on the relationship between individuals Interdependent cultures do not see individuals as the primary cause of their behavior Self Attributions Self Perception Theory making attributions to your own behavior You figure out who you are as a person by going through a unconscious process to know yourself You become a self observer It s looking at your behavior Attractiveness The advantage of being attractive The more attractive people are viewed as more social altruistic and intelligent in school they get more attention and affection from teachers Being symmetrical two sides of face are the same Human s naturally like symmetrical Being average if your facial features and body is normal looking High femininity small lower facial area small chin and fuller lips High masculinity think brow ridges thin lips small eyes large square jaw Attractiveness beings to take effect early in life Parents give more affection to attractive children The positive effects of physical attractive are stronger for women than men These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Why does attractiveness have such an impact There s more pressure for women to look good than for men o Immediacy attractiveness is the first thing other s see o Prestige it makes men look good if



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