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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1030H
Professor
Brenda Smith- Chant
Semester
Winter

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Psychology Chapter 8: Behaviour in Social and Cultural Context Entrapment: A gradual process in which individuals escalate their commitment to a course of action to justify their investment of time, money, or effort. Attribution Theory: The theory that people are motivated to explain their own and other people’s behaviour by attributing causes of that behaviour to a situation or a disposition Fundamental The tendency, in explaining other people’s behaviour, to overestimating personality factors and Attribution Error: underestimate the influence of the situation Cognitive Dissonance: A state of tension that occurs when a person simultaneously holds two cognitions that are psychologically inconsistent or when a person’s beli
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