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Psychology ch 9 @ 10

glossery terms

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Social Cognition Social cognition is "a sub-topic of social psychology that focuses on how people process, store, and apply information about other people and social situations. It focuses on the role that cognitive processes play in social interactions."
Person perception “Person perception” is an element of social psychology concerning how we process information about people. The term is somewhat misleading because person perception does not deal with perception per se.
Halo Effect the tendency for an impression created in one area to influence opinion in another area.
eye Contact in human beings, eye contact is a form of nonverbal communication and is thought to have a large influence on social behavior.
Facial expression A facial expression is one or more motions or positions of the muscles beneath the skin of the face. this conveys an emotional state and is a form of non verbal communication
Attribution is the process by which individuals explain the causes of behavior and events. The development of models to explain these processes is called attribution theory.
Personal attribution an internal, or dispositional, attribution, people infer that an event or a person’s behavior is due to personal factors such as traits, abilities, or feelings. In external this is de to situational factors.
Created by: Jayden Frazer