Class 6 - 01:31:12.doc

3 Pages
47 Views
Unlock Document

School
Pennsylvania State University
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 414
Professor
Nicholas Pearson
Semester
Spring

Description
Class 6 – 01/31/12 Chapter 4 - Social Perception We have an endless fascination with other people Social CognitionApproach – Assumption is that people are trying to be accurate in understanding other people – How do they do so? – What info do we use and how to we use it? Non-Verbal Behavior – 6 Major emotions:Anger, Fear, Disgust, Surprise, Happy, Sad Implicit Personality Theories – Another type of schema – Fill in the blanks by grouping personality traits together – Eg: people that look emo / gothic,ARE YOU rednecks, etc. – Implicit – Something that is activated automatically From acts to dispositions – We want to know whats inside other people (feelings, motives, dispositions) – How do we figure this out? Attribution Theory – How do we explain the causes of other people's behavior? – Why is it important to do so? – Attributions to internal vs. external factors – Internal: its about you and your choices – External: its about something that may be outside of your control Harold Kelly's Covariation Model – Look at the characteristics of a particular behavior, at a particular time, and compare it with what you know about previous examples. – You can make attributions to the actor Need 3 things: 1) How does the actor's behavior toward a stimulus compare to other people's behavior toward that stimulus? 2) How does the actor's behavior toward a stimulus compare to his or her behavior toward other stimulus? 3) Is the actor's behavior always the same toward that stimulus? Consensus Information: to what extent do other people behave the same way toward the same stimulus? Eg: Joe kicked a dog. Why? Maybe its a mean dog and it attacks people. Distinctiveness Information: To what extent does the actor behave the same way toward other stimuli? Eg: Joe only kicks Fido and not other dogs– high distinctiveness Consistency Information: Does the actor behave in the same way toward that stimulus, at different times and in different situations? Eg: Does Joe always kick Fido, or only sometimes? If always, then high consistency.
More Less

Related notes for PSYCH 414

Log In


OR

Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.

Submit