Social Psychology Definitions

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Social Cognition
how people perceive their social worlds and how they attend to, store, remember and use information about other people and the social world
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Impression Formation
How we form beliefs and attitudes about others
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Impression Management
Our attempt to influence others beliefs and attitudes about us
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Halo Effect
One piece of info suggests that they are good at everything
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Primacy Effect
First piece of information we get about someone is an anchor point from which we form more complex ideas about a person
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Self - Perception Theory
The theory that people come to understand themselves by making inferences from their behaviour and the events surrounding their behaviour
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Learned Riskiness
(Ray Fuller) - Children usually do behave safely, something we have learnt through observation, so we have adjusted our behaviour to reflect this
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Self-Serving Biases
When self-perceptions are “distorted” in ways that protect our self-esteem
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An explanation for the cause of an event or behaviour
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Internal Attribution
An explanation of someone's behaviour that focuses on the persons preferences, beliefs, goals or other characteristics; also called dispositional attribution
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External Attribution
"An explanation…that focuses on the situation, also known as situational attributions
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Correspondence Bias
We have a general tendency towards external attributions of others behavior
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