PSY220H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Self-Perception Theory, Self-Justification, Cognitive Dissonance

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31 Jan 2017
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Behaviour that we carry out is better representation of our attitude. People are scared of snakes because of evolutionary reasons- those that have genes that make them better avoid snakes and be afraid of them are more likely to survive: cognitive- Snakes attack anything that moves if you believe that that will also influence your behaviour once we see consistency in the 3 measures then more accuracy. Pupil dilate when something you"re afraid of, but pupil constrict when we see money because classically conditioned association (instrumental and vicarious too)- like something that has not intrinsic value: emg. Reliable indicator of positive vs negative evaluative reactions. Might not be able to consciously see but with this we can see it. 3 times faster than we can think about facial expressions. But debate about what makes an attitude real or not really low prejudice scale- much lower than if they know it is anonymous.

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