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Personalization cognition

when a scene prompts a person to recall a similar event from his own life

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Objectifying cognition

When a scene prompts a person to recall objective facts about what he or she is seeing

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Cognition

General term referring to awareness and thinking

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Three levels of cognition that are in particular interest to personality psychologists

1. Perception
2. Interpretation
3. Conscious goals

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Rod and frame test (RFT)

apparatus to investigate individual differences

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Reducer/augmenter theory

people with low pain tolerance had a nervous system that augmented the impact of sensory cues, whereas people who could tolerate pain well were thought to have a nervous system that reduced the effect of sensory stimulation

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personal constructs

the constructs a person routinely uses to interpret and predict events; no, two people do not have the same personal construct system

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postmodernism

an intellectual position grounded in the notion that reality is constructed

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fundamental postulate

Kelly- all our processes (thoughts, behaviors, feelings) are shaped by what we anticipate

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Locus of control

A concept that describes a person's perception of responsibility for the events in his or her life, internally or externally

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Social cognition

How humans process information to other people; consists of many different cognitive processes that we need for social interaction