PSYC 1000 Lecture 21: Psych lecture 21 - Nov 26.docx

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Social psychology: examines the individual within the group, examines the ways in which we think about, influence, and relate to one another, social thinking, how we process social information. Referee"s decision: consistency, yes high consistency, distinctiveness, yes low distinctiveness, consensus, no low consensus. On the other hand, high consistency, high distinctiveness, and high consensus, we can make a situational attribution. How are will c. d. c get us: consistency, distinctiveness, and consensus can only get us so far, we do not always have the answers. E. g witness a student on campus punch another student aggressive student or justified self-defense: sometimes chronic situational factors can start to look like personality traits. Abused child becomes highly fearful of male teachers. Problems when making attributions: fundamental attribution error, the self-serving bias. Fundamental attribution error: when explaining others" behaviours, we tend to, underestimate the impact of situational factors, overestimate role of personal factors.

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