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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY-0001
Professor
Urry
Semester
Fall

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11­27­12 • Snap judgments o We form first impressions very quickly o Based on a wide range of verbal, nonverbal, and social cues o Their influence can be hard to shake o Thin slice evaluations often converge with judgment based on more  information • Thin slices o Teacher ratings from Ps viewing less than a min of silent video o Evaluations of physicians from Ps who just hear tone of voice • Power of expectations o We like consistency o What we expect then colors what we actually see o Affects our perceptions o Ex: music played backwards • Confirmation bias: o Tendency to interpret, seek and even create information that verifies  existing beliefs o We see what we want/expect to see • How expectations change the way we seek out information o Select questions for a “get­acquainted” interview with fellow student o Ps let to believe partner will be introverted or extroverted o Expectation influences question choice o Create behavior that is different based on our expectations  Ask questions that prompt specific types of responses • Elementary school teachers told about test that will identify “late bloomers” o Year later, average 1  grader’s IQ up 12 points, “late bloomers” IQ up 27  points o But “late bloomers” chosen at random • Self­fulfilling prophecy o Peop
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