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Psychology unit 11: Social Psychology

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Joe Berchtold

on 3 April 2013

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Transcript of Psychology unit 11: Social Psychology

Bystander Effect Social Psychology Foot-in-the-Door Phenomenon Social Cognition "What in the world is that guy doing? What a weirdo!" "Hey, he's got a nice butt. He must work out" "I wonder if people would laugh if I kicked him into that washing machine" "I never should have made that bet. This is so embarrassing, everyone's looking at me!" our mental processing of people- related/social information "She better not be looking at his butt" "Wow, that guy has some serious courage. I wish I was that cool" "Ummm, why is nobody stopping this guy?" (can be information about an individual or any size group of people) "Somebody should help her!"
(does nothing) How do we forms our opinions of other people?
(on an individual basis) This is called Person Perception There are two main kinds of things we attribute a persons behavior to: Internal
(Personality traits) External
(Situational factors) "I guess that's just how she/he is" "She/he did it because of something that happened to her/him" Fundamental Attribution Error Actor-Observer Bias Tendency to underestimate the effect of the situation on people's behavior Tendency to attribute our own behavior to the situation, and attribute the behavior of others to personality Self Serving Bias When we do something good or succeed, we attribute it to our personality

When we do something bad or fail, we attribute it to the situation Mr. Berchtold Shy? Outgoing?
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