Psych. October 28th, 2010
naïve realism. We see us as being normal. Anyone above or below is seen
through us as “being” abnormal. For instance being who are smarter than us
are nerds, and those less are dumbasses.
Our “self” is whatever we conceptulize it to be.
Endowment effect- once something is associated ith you, is worth more.
Me=good, you=bad (not good!)
Our tendencies o default to dispositional explanations for to other’s
behaviour, but situational for our own.
Example: Sally- you were rude to her why? --. You were angry, or sad or
depressed .But if sally is rude to you automatically think shes a bitch.
We extend our self-serving biases to whatever we identify with, such as our
in-groups, like gender, or ethnicity.
Example: minimal group paradigm ( Tajel and Turner)
Organized people into different groups, had different colour of dots. Then
flipped coins (random) then by asking people to guess how many dots(grouped
people according to dot estimators). Result: you like the people on your team
more than others. In-group favouritism + Outgroup derogation
Our behaviou is controlled by our selves, and processed that differenciate and
integrate us. (positive + negative qualities)
Power of social norm: what to wear today influeneces what people think of us
Kitty Genoveses- gets attacked by somebody, people around the area knew
what was going on there were 38 people looking out the window but no one
called the police, no one helped her. Why? Diffusion of responsibility: “oh yeah
he’ll call the police”
You act different when people are watching
Its hard to act alone
Autokinetic effect: looking at a light, ith a group then individually.
Individually they see the light move the same distance as their group said