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Chapter 15

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University of Toronto Scarborough
John Bassili

Chapter 15 - Social Psychology Social psychology branch of psychology that studies social nature how the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others influences our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours Social Cognition Social cognition how people attend to, perceives, interpret, and respond to the social world Schemata and Social Cognition Impression formation the way in which we integrate information about anothers traits into a coherent sense of whom the person is Schema a mental framework or body of knowledge that organizes and synthesizes information about a person, place, or thing; aid us in interpreting the world Central traits personality attributes that organize and influence the interpretation of other traits Primary effect the tendency to form impression of a person based on the initial information we learn about them The Self Self-concept your knowledge, feelings, and ideas about yourself; self-identity Self a persons distinct individuality Self-schema mental framework that represents and synthesizes information about yourself; cognitive structure that organizes the knowledge that constitute the self-concept Culture and Social Psychology Cross-cultural psychologist branch of psychology that studies the effects of culture on behaviour Culture a group of people who live together in a common environment, share customs and religious beliefs and practices, and often resemble each other genetically Construe to construe is to interpret it or to explain its meaning Independent construal emphasizes the uniqueness of the self, its autonomy from others, and self-reliance www.notesolution.com
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