HDFS 1060 Lecture 9: HDFS Notes 9

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HDFS 1060- Lecture Notes #9
- The Power of Perceptions
- Is what we think accurate/matter?
- Importance of Perceptions in relationships
- Concepts/Terms from Text
- Social Cognition
- The processes and judgement with which we make sense of our social worlds
- We want to know what is going on around us
- How we think, feel, act
- Thought of the day: “You never have a second chance to make your first
impression”
- First Impressions
- We make quick judgements about others
- Use stereotypes to guide thinking
- Use general social norms about groups of people
- Gender/race/age/success
- Problem: Does not fit everybody
- Can lead to misjudgement
- Primacy effect
- Confirmation bias
- People will usually seek information to prove them right more than they
look for examples that prove them wrong
- Why Impressions matter
- Our impressions effect focus
- Influences interpretations of new info
- Sees someone through a different lense
- We have to change our way of thinking about them to change our way we
view the relationship
- Various Perceptions
- Idealization
- When we love someone, we see them in the best light
- Judge partner more positively than others see them
- Change ideals to fit the real
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