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29 Cards in this Set

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an opportunity or threat provided by a situation
The process of consciously focusing on aspects of our environment or ourselves
the ability of a behavior or cognitive process to operate without conscious guidance once it's put into motion
a favorable or unfavorable evalutaion of a particular person, object, event, or idea
Chronic Accessibility
the state of being easily activated, or primed, for use
Collectivistic culture
a culture that socializes its members to think of themselves as members of the larger group and to place the group's concerns before their own
Counterfactual Thinking
the process of imagining alternative, "might have been" versions of actual events
Descriptive Norm
a norm that defines what is commonly done in a situation
A relatively intense feeling characterized by psysiological arousal and complex cognitions
A mental representation of a specific episode, event, or individial
a desired outcome; something one wishes to achieve or accomplish
Individualistic Culture
a culture that socializes its members to think of themselves as individuals and to give priority to their personal goals
Injunctive Norm
a norm that describes what is commonly approved or disapproved in a situation
a relatively long-lasting felling that is diffuse and not directed toward a particular target
the force that moves people toward desired outcomes
a high-level goal fundamental to social survival
Person-situation fit
the extent to which a person and a situation are compatible
Plualistic ingorance
the phenomenon in which people in a group mispercieve the beliefs of others because everyone acts inconsistantly with their beliefs
the process of activating knowledge or goals, of making them ready for use
reflected appraisal process
the process through which people come to know themselves by observing or imagining how others view them
a mental representation capturing the general characteristics of a particular class of episodes, events, or individuals
Scripted situation
a situation in which certain events are expected to occur ina particular sequence
a mental representation capturing our views and beliefs about ourselves
our attitude toward ourselves
Self-perception process
the process through which we try to control the impressions people form of us
the process through which people select, monitor, and adjust their strategies in an attempt to reach their goals
Social Comparison
the process through which people come to know themselves by comparting their abilities, attitudes, and beliefs with those of others
the process whereby a culture teaches its members about its beliefs, customs, habits, and language
the self-control strength used to overcome counterproductive impulses to achieve difficult goals