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  • Our Assumptions And Inferences Of Other People
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    INTERPERSONAL PERCEPTION: Stereotyping Describe and evaluate the psychological explanations and research evidence concerning social perception. Interpersonal perception fits under the umbrella of social perception and is basically our general perception of others. It can be defined as the study of how the layperson [or amateur psychologist! ], uses theory and data in understanding people, (Judy Ga hagan, 1984). Interpersonal perception is concerned with how we attempt to explain and predict the ...
  • 3 Stages In Trait Attribution
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    Critical issues relating to CIT: experimental studies have have limitations. 1) Theory applies to 'behaviour' conducted through choice unintentional behaviour such as 'clumsiness. ' 2) Action that is consistent with expected role could also, confirming stereotypes). Nevertheless theory has been extended by (Gilbert 1988). stages involved in trait attribution: - It is necessary to look at the role of 'conscious attention devoting attention to one cog, task results less attention principle was app...
  • Heider's Attribution Theory
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    ATTRIBUTION THEORY OF FRITZ HEIDER Introduction This article starts off by a man having his wife serve on a jury in a federal case involving conspiracy, racketeering, drug dealing, armed robbery, and extortion. There were seven defendants and one that escaped from police custody. The key government witness was an ex-gang member named Larry who was called "the Canary" by the defendants because he turned informer. For two months Jean, the wife, listened to Larry's testimony and tried to figure out...
  • Final Cause Of A Persons Actions
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    The movie "Signs" by M. Night Shyamalan is an excellent movie that explains how reflections and occurrences of the past can influence your overall perceptions and views of the future. It takes place in a small farm town where everyone knows each other very well. A single father is forced to continue raising his two young children due to the tragic death of his wife who was involved in a fatal car accident. This causes him to resign from his preaching career and become a stay at home farmer due p...
  • Attribution Theory And Equity Theory
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    Customer satisfaction is an important issue in a business because it drives revenues, market share, and competitive strength. Organisations often think the way to measure customer satisfaction is to examine the number of customer complaints. The problems with this method is that it is reactive, it only responds, if at all, after the event and it does not really measure satisfaction only dissatisfaction. Some important factors that help us understand and determine how satisfied or dissatisfied co...
  • Just Theories Of Attitude Change
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    Implicit Personality Theory - 1.1 Implicit personality theory is defined as something which makes people function as an individual. A particular form of implicit personality theory looks at how personality is structured and what traits tend to go together or cluster. This is referred to by Zebrowitz (1990) as 'person type'. Research has shown that an individuals name is part of the central core of the self-image. This can sometimes form a basis for other expectations. Harari & Mcdavid (1973) poi...
  • Three Main Attribution Theories
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    'Discuss the extent to which the three main theories of attribution plain how we attribute the behaviour of others. ' The point of attribution theory is to attempt to understand personality from the behaviour of other people. It sets out to explain how individuals perceive the causes for events and their outcomes. When we make an attribution we are attempting to determine a cause for a particular event, essentially we attempt to answer the question "why do people act the way they do?" There are ...

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