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PSYC 102: Lecture #4

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 102
Professor
David Klonsky
Semester
Winter

Description
Psychology 102: Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology Lecture #4 - January 15, 2013  Social psychology: scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another o Conformity: wanting to be accepted, being the status quo, copying everyone else  Social Thinking: how we think about others, especially when they do something unexpected Attributing Behaviour to Persons or to Situations  Attribution theory: we have a tendency to give casual explanations for someone's behaviour o Often by crediting either the situation or the person's disposition  Fundamental attribution error: overestimate internal abilities, underestimate others  Effects of attribution: how we explain someone's behaviour affects how we react to it  Self-serving bias: people take credit for success, deny responsibility for failure  Attitude: a belief and feeling that predisposes a person first to respond in a particular way to objects, other people, and even
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