PSYA02H3 Lecture Notes - Classical Conditioning, Leon Festinger

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25 Mar 2013
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PSYA02 Feb 13/25, 2013
Should people be allowed to do whatever they want if they don‟t harm to others in the
process?
Liberatarianism
Forming Impressions of Others
Central Traits … Some traits may be more important that others in terms of organizing
our impressions of others (e.g., warm/cold vs. polite blunt).
We recognise more negative things even though there are surrounding good
traits
The Primacy Effect … The order with which we encounter traits matters, with earlier
traits having the largest effect. This is the „first impression‟ effect
Intelligent, Industrious, Impulsive, Critical, Stubborn, Envious
Importance of attributions in real life we find it very hard to be consistent and find it
very confusing to indicate
Disposition vs. Situation
Attributions are clearly important to the impressions we form of ourselves and others …
one clear distinction in how we form our attributions is the disposition (internal) vs.
situation (external) attributions we make when we witness
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Central traits some traits may be more important that others in terms of organizing our impressions of others (e. g. , warm/cold vs. polite blunt). We recognise more negative things even though there are surrounding good traits. The primacy effect the order with which we encounter traits matters, with earlier traits having the largest effect. Importance of attributions in real life we find it very hard to be consistent and find it very confusing to indicate. Attributions are clearly important to the impressions we form of ourselves and others one clear distinction in how we form our attributions is the disposition (internal) vs. situation (external) attributions we make when we witness. The second option is really pretty much classical conditioning this is what advertising uses to get people s attention. The fantastic leon festinger example from outer space (circa 1954) One woman was able to write things with her left hand (her non-dominant hand) that supposedly were messages from aliens.

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