Social Psychology Course - Terms and Definition

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Hindsight- Is the tendency to exaggerate, after learning an outcome ability to have foreseen the outcome

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Social Psychology Course by Wesleyan UniversityIntroductionVocabulary listWORDDEFINITIONHindsight Bias or the I-knew-it-all-along effectIs the tendency to exaggerate, after learning an outcome ability to have foreseen the outcomeEmotion After effectConfirmation BiasIs a preference of information that is consistent with the information given rather than challenging it.Self fulfilling prophecy or the Pygmalion effectA false definition of a situation evoking a new behavior that makes the false conception true. Therefore creating an error. ( Robert Merton 1948)Behavioral confirmationTakes place when the social expectations leads them to act in a way that the others confirm these expectations Mark SYNDERMeta-analysisA statistical technique that combines and analyses the results from different studies Attribution TheoryThe theory when people make casual attributions or casual explanations for behaviorSalienceA salient stimulus grabs your attention in some way. Eg. Sound, Images, movements etc..The False uniqueness- effectThe false belief that when it comes to our good deeds and other desirable behaviors are more unique than what we really areThe Fundamental Attribution ErrorThe fundamental attribution error is the tendency for people to underestimate the impact of situational factors and overestimate the role of dispositional factors in controlling behavior ( a true error, not simply bias) Attitide-Behavior inconsistency We

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