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This is the completed study guide for the exam one. Make sure that you know examples of the various theories, because the test is application of the theories.

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Indiana University, Bloomington
Psy-P 304 - Social Psychological Individual Differences
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PSY P 304 Exam 1 Study Guide Modules 1 2 Module 1 explain what social cognition is and appreciate in historical analogies the different motives for people engaging in social cognition o Social cognition the process by which we perceive interpret explain and remember information about people o Motives for engaging in social cognition consistency thinker people have established beliefs about people and when they encounter something new they look for something that is consistent to reinforce their prior beliefs Na ve scientist we want to be accurate and don t care about consistency so we analyze everything Cognitive miser thinking about people is important to us but we are only going to give the minimal amount of effort to understand others motivated tactician a mixture of the above three that depends on the social situation and the person explain what self concept is in general and at a more basic level what a schema specifically a self schema is L T Further explain the concepts of social identity possible selves self complexity and working self concept L Finally recognize the difference between being schematic and aschematic on a particular dimension L o Self Concept The totality of beliefs that an individual holds about themselves Also known as self knowledge o Schemas or scripts Events Persons Group members Self schemas the individual building blocks that when combined create our self concept Usually based on personality traits social identities o Social identity a person s sense of who they are based on their group membership s o Possible selves self schemas that are not based on experience but are based on our hopes and our fears o self complexity we frequently feel that we ourselves have complex self schemas but when it comes to others we don t believe that they are as complex o Working self concept whichever self schema is the most dominant at a given point in time o Self Schematic vs Self Ashematic Self schematic schemas those that are most important to us or

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