WSU PSYCH 350 - Studies and the Way We Think (3 pages)

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Lecture number:
10
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Washington State University
Course:
Psych 350 - Social Psychology
Edition:
1

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Psych 350 1st Edition Lecture 10 Outline of Last Lecture I Cognitive Heuristics II Representativeness Heuristic III Availability Heuristic IV Fundamental Attribution Error V Experiments Outline of Current Lecture I Actor Observer effect II Motivational Biases III Impression formation IV The warm cold Study V Counter Factual Thinking Current Lecture I Actor Observer effect a The tendency for people to attribute their own behavior to situational factors and to attribute others behavior to dispositional factors b Due to a difference in perspective II When we are doing something our attention is on the environment When others are doing something out attention is on them Motivational Biases a Belief in a just world The belief that individuals get what they deserve in life 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 III Can lead to a tendency to blame victims Self protective motive Impression formation a How do we come up with first impressions Experiment Participants read one of two lists of trait words describing a person 1 Intelligent skillful industrious warm determinedpractical cautious 2 Intelligent skillful industrious cold determinedpractical cautious List 1 was rated far more favorably than List 2 b Asch s central traits theory We view traits not additively but as an integrated whole o One trait can color perception of other traits o Some traits count more than others Warm cold is a central trait c Experiment Participants read one of two lists of trait words describing a person 1 Intelligent industrious impulsive critical stubborn envious 2 Envious stubborn critical impulsive industrious intelligent List 1 was rated far more favorably than List 2 d Primacy effect Initial information is more heavily weighted than later information Our initial perceptions color subsequent perceptions Also due to our forming a schema based on the initial information IV Also



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