Impression formation, social schemas and social representations
| What is social perception? |
| Accuracy in social perception |
| Social schemas as stereotypes |
| Social schemas and impression formation |
| Social schemas and self-fulfilling prophecies |
| The cognitive miser and the heuristics of thinking |
What is social perception?
You have applied for a job that you very much want and have been invited for interview. You decide that the correct thing to do is wear smart clothes and present yourself as having good interpersonal skills. Although nervous at interview you do your best to smile and convey the impression that you are likeable and hence easy to work with, whilst at the same time diligent and hard working.
A friend of yours introduces you to somebody you have never met before. Your friend tells you that this person is a member of the environmental pressure group Greenpeace. Before meeting the person you expect him to hold socialist attitudes, favour organic food and be
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Book title: Social Cognition.
Contributors: Donald C. Pennington - Author.
Place of publication: London.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 61.
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