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14 Cards in this Set

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how people recieve, interpret, and organize information from their environment
stages of perceptual process
attention and selection, organization, interpretation, retrieval
how the brain organizes the selective screening information that took place in the attention stage
self schema
info abot a persons own appearance, behavior, and personality.
person schemas
the way people sort other people into categories or groups (sometimes stereotypes)
script schema
the knowledge of a person that can decide the appropriate sequence of events in a given situation
halo effet
when one attribute of a person develops an overall impression of them
selective perception
the tendency to single out for attention those aspects of a situation or person that reinforce or emerge and are consistent wit hexisting beliefs, values, and needs.
the assignment of personal attrubutes to other individuals.
contrast effects
when one persons characteristics are contrasted with anothers who they were just with whose characteristics are not the same
self fulfilling prophecy
the tendency to find in another person that which they expected to find
attribution theory
trying to find the cause of he event and assess responsibility for outcomes and assess the personal qualities of the people involved.
fundamental attribution error
underestimating the influence of situational factors and overestimating the influence of personal factors when evaluating soebodys behavior
self serving bias
denying responsibility for problems of your own actions and taking responsibility for success.