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Lecture 6.2 - Social Cognition Part 2

by: Leslie Ogu

Lecture 6.2 - Social Cognition Part 2 PSYC 2012

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Conclusion of notes on social cognition and topics such as anchoring and adjusting
Social Psychology
Stock, M
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anchoring, adjusting, social psychology, Social Cognition, high effort, processing
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Leslie Ogu on Friday February 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 2012 at George Washington University taught by Stock, M in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see Social Psychology in Psychlogy at George Washington University.


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Date Created: 02/05/16
Leslie Ogu PSYC 2012  02/03/2016 ­ Social Cognition Part 2    Anchoring & Adjustment  ➢ Def: a process in which people make an estimate of some value by starting from  an initial value (the anchor) and adjusting from that start point  ○ The anchor may be completely irrelevant  ○ Adjustments are insufficient most times  ➢ Situations people use this technique:  ○ First Impressions  ○ Judges & Penalty Decisions  ○ Personal Experiences    High­Effort Processes  ➢ Purpose: correct mistakes made using low­effort processing  ➢ Requires ability and motivation  ➢ Ex: If you are buying a car you would use:  ○ Low effort for things like its color and popularity  ○ High effort for aspects such as gas mileage, cost, etc  ➢ Counterfactual Thinking​ : mentally changing an aspect of the past and  imagining what could have been  ○ this is opposed to hindsight bias which is more, “I knew that all along”  ○ this is more trying to undo the past  ○ the easier it is to mentally undo an outcome, the stronger the emotional  reaction to it  ○ it’s more common after failures and when someone is closer to achieving  a goal  ■ Ex: Missed getting an A by 1 point opposed to 10  ○ Effects:  ■ Upward Counterfactual Thinking​  ­ imagining better outcome  ● leads to negative feelings  ● Ex: “The professor could have given me extra time on the  final even though I was late”  ■ Downward Counterfactual Thinking​  ­ imagining worse outcomes  ● leads to positive feelings  ● Ex: “Well, at least the professor let me take the final even  though I was late” 


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