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Lecture 56

PSYC 1200 Lecture 56: Lecture 56

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PSYC 1200
Dawson Clary

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= Forming impressions of others (appearance, schemas, stereotypes) Illusory correlation = estimate that you have encountered more confirmations of association between social traits than you actually have Ingroup = group that one belongs to/identifies with Outgroup = group that one doesn’t belong to/identify with Attribution Processes Attributions = inference that people draw about the cause of events, others’ behaviour and their own behaviour Internal attributions = causes are personal dispositions/traits/abilities External attributions = causes are situational demands/constraints 1) Internal unstable 2) internal stable, 3) external unstable, 4) external stable Fundamental attribution error = observers’ bias in favour of internal attributions in explaining others’ behaviour Defensive attribution = tendency to blame victims for their misfortune so one
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