SOCPSY 1Z03 Lecture 13: Week 6 Feb. 8 SocPsy Social Perception and Cognition Lecture
Social Perception and Cognition
Implicit Personality Theory
- Aset of assumptions of what personality traits go together - behaviour, attributes and
(The Inference of Co-occurrence of Personality Traits Based onAnother Personality Trait).
Ex. Being gifted (very smart) is sometimes associated with also not having great social skills
or having bad marks being associated with being deviant.
Halo Effect - an impression. The few personality traits you know one has, you add more.
PhysicalAttractiveness - Think of them as charming, sweet.
Implications of IPT
Can Lead to Poor Judgement.
- Biases can lead to prejudices.
- Thinking someone looks clean - this is poor judgement because they may look clean but can
also have a disease for ex.Aids.
Process of Creating a Coherent Picture of Someone Based on Many Sources of
Certain Traits Ranking High in Our Perception of a Person
Impacts Overall Impression
Also impacts how we perceive the other traits associated with the individual
When we act towards someone based on our impression of them and they reect that
impression back to us
They react in ways that conrm our original impression - ex. Rosenberg