Flashcards in Social Psychology Deck (13):
The study of how individuals relate to others.
Refers to the way we interpret and understand social events.
Individuals judge their thoughts and behaviors by comparing themselves to the group. Reduce his doubt about one's beliefs.
Stable opinions that affect feelings, thoughts, and behaviors about an issue.
A state of unpleasant psychological tension that motivates us to reduce our cognitive inconsistencies by making our beliefs more consistent with one another.
Katherine and I.
Beliefs about people based on their group membership.
Undeserved, negative beliefs about people based on their group membership.
Explanations for the causes of events, other people's behavior, and our own behavior.
Fundamental attribution error
The tendency to explain behavior as an effect of disposition rather than situation.
Attribute in one success is to internal causes and once failures to external causes; taking credit for successes rather than failures.
Social role series
Behavior is a function of a person social role, such as gender or race.
Social position governed by norms; more relevant one person is away from the group.