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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB30H3
Professor
Marc A Fournier
Semester
Winter

Description
Socal-cognitive approach Focus on mental representation that ppl form to process info about the self, other ppl, and social behavior. Social-cognitive adaption The characteristic personal constructs, cognitive styles, belefs, expectancies, attributions, self-conceptions, effort to meet demands of social life Include values and virtues that ppl hold up to be especially important in life Along with personal goals, Help to regulate social behavior Like motives and goals, go beyond general personality traits to specify some contingent and contextualized details of psychological individuality Cognitive styles Individual differences in ppls characteristic and typically preferred modes of processing info Most researched is field independence-dependence Concerns dif in perception of stimuli Highly field-independent ppl process perceptual info in an especially analytical and differentiated style Highly field-dependent ppl process in a more global and contextual style. Second well researched is integrative complexity, refers to style of reasoning Integratively complex individual Integratively less complex individuals Self schema Knowledge structures about the self Possible selve
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