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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 253
Professor
Hilary B Bergsieker
Semester
Fall

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Social Psych September 9 2013 Social psych def: People influencing people, a scientific study. Social influence, social interaction. Social psych is focused on the individual, not just the whole group – like a sociologist does. How a setting influences you, or social perceptions correlation indicators. Central themes: Situations: 2 broad classes of attribution (person and situation) 1. Power of the situation 2. Person by situation interactions 3. Fundamental attribution error (FAE) –Overestimate the internal causes (about the person) and underweight the external cause. Usually think it is the person and not
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