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Social Psychology Week 3 Lecture 6

by: Sydney Lazzell

Social Psychology Week 3 Lecture 6 PSYC 2606

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sydney Lazzell on Thursday September 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 2606 at University of Colorado at Boulder taught by Irene Blair in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views.


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Date Created: 09/08/16
PSYC 2606: Social Psychology Week 3 – Lecture 6 Clicker Question 1: Alex believes that she will never get in a car accident because she is a careful driver. This is an example of… à Illusion of control Clicker Question 2: Feeling unsure about the exam that more, Frank says to Doug, “my dog kept me awake all night”, to serve as an excuse if he got a low score. This is an example of… à Self-serving attribution (not self-handicapping because he is not demonstrating a behavior, rather blaming his failure on something external) Clicker Question 3: Married people with positive self-concepts are more committed if their spouse also views them positively, demonstrates… à Both self-enhancement and self-verification Selective Attention o It is impossible to see everything around us o We use prior knowledge & expectations to focus on what we think is important & filter out what we think is unimportant o Necessary & generally adaptive (helpful) for getting things done o Can cause us to make mistakes & miss potentially important information o Bottom-up: thinking influenced by stimuli in the environment o Top-down: thinking influenced by pre-existing knowledge & expectations Schema o What a person knows about a concept, including relations among objects, relevant events, action/sequences of actions o Once schema is activated, it affects attention, memory, & interpretation o Priming: the activation of one concept affects the processing of other concepts (due to schemas) Social Schemas o Self (self-concept) o Others (attractiveness, introvert) o Relationships (hostility, kindness) o World (safety, stability) Heuristics o Mental shortcut that provides a quick & easy answer o Availability: judgments of frequency based on how easily examples come to mind o Representiveness: people use similarity to the prototype to make a judgment o Is X a member of Y or Z group? § Does it seem more like a Y or Z? Confirmation Bias o Tendency to seek, interpret, & even create info that verifies beliefs o Belief perseverance: tendency to maintain beliefs even after they have been discredited o One cause is that the explanations generated for the behavior remains, even when behavior is discredited o Can be greatly reduced when people think about alternative explanations for behavior


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