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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCO105
Professor
Jennifer Passey
Semester
Winter

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March 23 Social PsychologyInfluence of Prior InfluencePeople also interpret behaviour in terms of what they already know about the persons characterSchema information or beliefs that we have about any entity or eventEx Kelley 1950 perceptions of a guest lecturer at MITChanged very warm to very cold in bioWhat Is Attractive is GoodWe do automatically tend to assume that beauty on the skin extends to the core of ones characterBut judgements of personality can affect judgements of physical appearance Also evidence that east Asians are less susceptible to the attractiveness biasthan are westernersBabyface BiasZebrowitzMcDonald 1991 Bias influenced the outcomes of actual cases in a smallclaims courtDifferences in cases involving intentional wrongdoing but not in cases involving negligenceZebrowitz 1996 also found evidence that differences in facial maturity between men and women may contribute to differences in how the 2 sexes are perceivedSocial IdentitySelf descriptions that pertain to the social categories or groups to which the person belongs tajfel 1972
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