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POB II exam 3 notes

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POB II exam 3 notes 10524

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These are notes for exam 3
Dr. Repasky
Study Guide
Principles of Behavior
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Kali Webster on Sunday March 13, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to 10524 at Texas Christian University taught by Dr. Repasky in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 41 views.


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Date Created: 03/13/16
Attraction- proximity, poised, hip to waist ratio, sexual characteristics Social Cognition- How we think about and interpret ourselves and others… Attitudes and Attributions Attribution- The way we interpret the causes of events, others' behavior, and our own behavior.(We usually attribute others tendencies to internal causes, and our own to external causes) Fundamental Attribution Error- Tendency of observers to overestimate the influence of internal disposition factors on a person's behavior, while underestimating the impact of external, situational factors(saliency bias: individuals focus on the most noticeable (salient) factors when explaining the causes of behavior) Self-serving Bias- Attributional bias in which people tend to take credit for their successes and externalize or deny responsibility for their failures(Actor-Observer Effect: tendency to attribute one's own actions to external (situational) factors which attributing others' actions to internal (dispositional) causes) Attitudes- Learned predispositions to respond cognitively, affectively and behaviorally to a particular stimulus in an evaluative way Attitude Change- we learn most of our attitudes as children through observing the behavior of others and our interactions with them and our environment Cognitive dissonance- Unpleasant tension and anxiety caused by a discrepancy between two or more conflicting attitudes or between attitudes and behavior Social Influence- How situational factors and other people affect us (3 key topics: Conformity-conform to a group Obedience- following direction Group processes- thinking differently when they're in a group) Social Relations- How we develop and are affected by interpersonal relationships (Kurt Lewin: father of social psychology) Altruism- Pre-social behaviors designed to help others, with no obvious benefit to the helper Developmental Psychology- Study of age-related changes in behavior, mental processes, and stages of growth, from conception to death Stability vs change- which attributes stay constant, and which ones change with time and/or practice Physical Development- Germinal Period (conception to implantation) Embryonic Period (implantation to 8 weeks)Fetal Period (8 weeks to birth) Schemas, Assimilations, and Accommodations- Schemas: cognitive structures, framework, or blueprint of knowledge regarding objects, people, and situations. Assimilation: process of absorbing new information into existing schemas Accommodation: Adjustment of existing schemas or development of new ones to fit new information Parenting Styles- Permissive-neglectful: "do what you want, I don't care" Permissive-indulgent: “you’re free to do whatever you want" Authoritarian: "it's my way or the highway" Authoritative: "I care about you, but there are rules you need to be responsible)


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