Social Psych Chap. 1

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  1. Social Psychology
    A scientific discipline that attempts to understand and explain how thoughts, feelings, and behavios of one person influences the way they act with others
  2. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
    Process by which someone's expectations about a person or group leads to fulfillment of those expectations
  3. Self
    A symbol-using social being who can reflect on his or her own behavior
  4. Self-Surving Bias
    The tendency to take credit for positive outcomes but deny responsibility for negatice outcomes in our lives
  5. Social Cognition
    The way in which we interpret, analyze, remember, and use information about our social world
  6. Dual-Process Theories
    Social cognition theories that describe two ways of thinking about social stimuli; 1): automatic and effortless thinking, 2)deliberate effortful thinking
  7. Culture
    • The total lifestyle of a people, including all the ideas, symbols, preferences, and material objects that they share
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Social Psych Chap. 1
Organizing Principles of Explanation in Social Psychology
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