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CHAPTER 3 SOCIAL COGNITION1 visual agnosiasee objs but not know whtat they areex Chappell got this as result of severe brain dmg from hitting car vrare cases 2VISUAL AGNOSIAtypical case unable to recog objscounterex when Chappell ran the memory specialist looking after him he greeted him by his name3 what he could recog was faces specially those thatre uprightBehrmann WinocurMoscovitch team of memory specialist and 2 neuropsygists formally studied Chappell findings Chappells recog ability also applies for photographs of faces caricatures picdesrip of personcartoon faces faces made up of objs but not able to recog objs themselves 4to recog obj must be able to 1preceive its pts2combine these pts 3 match them to repion of that obj stored in brain internal repiion But Chappell impaired wrt ability to integrate info rapidly and match it to internal repionex taking constituents of pieces of it and processing in brain to find a match of the product chair win ur mind 4Scott 2002 interview Chappell at age 44 showed him pair of sunglasses Chappell describes its composure brown w bits of silver2 horns but does not know what it ishis world is like coming into classroom and looking at bunch of objs and havng to mentally assemble andgradually figure out what they arethis is sth that normal person can do so effortlessly as desribed belowNormal person can quickly unconsciously and effortlessly categorize the obj theyare looking at to be sthex chairbc were able to do this automatically this permits our conscious mind to be used for other more crucial purposes ex for thoughts like whats going to be on exam tomorrowwhen encountering ppl process of recognizing doesnt take much effort so instead we canmore on interaction w them p562CHAPTER OVERVIEW D SOCIAL COGNITIONway ppl think aboutthemselves soc worldhow they select interpret rememberuse soc info to form judgmentsdecisionscan instantly make complex judgments about ppl similarly to how fast we can recog phys objs wout any obvious effort but mistakes are made w doing this MAIN TEXT1TWO TYPES OF SOCIAL COGNITION1 automatic thinking quickex can effortlessly classify obj as rubber ball 2 controlled thinkingmore effortful and intentionalex pausethink about envirnmt ourselves and think for
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