Psychology 2070A/B Lecture Notes - Selective Perception, Bruce Morton, Illusory Correlation

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Our lives are social they involve other people. Is the scientific study of how individuals" thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by other people. Thoughts, feelings, and behaviours: how other people affect an individual"s thoughts (cognitive), feelings (affect), and behaviours, why people act a certain way toward certain people helping, discrimination, conformity. Scientific study: scientific evidence is necessary before a proposal is taken seriously, collecting data to test predictions. Other people affect how we interpret events. Researchers have conducted experiments where they constructed fake emergencies and observed how people responded who did not know the situation was staged bystander intervention. One important reason that these individuals fail to intervene is that they rely on other people to interpret the event. Analysis of emergency situations is a classic social psych, providing a compelling example of how we use other people to interpret our world. Other people affect how we feel about ourselves.

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