Ch 3: Social Cognition & Perception: Homework Help

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The Social Cognition and Perception chapter of this Social Psychology Homework Help course helps students complete their social cognition and perception homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your social cognition and perception homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your social cognition and perception homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • The schemata and scripts of knowledge organization
  • The priming effect
  • Self-fulfilling prophecies in psychology
  • Types of heuristics
  • Pros and cons of low-effort vs. high-effort thinking
  • Counterfactual thinking and thought suppression
  • The rebound effect
  • The covariation model of attribution
  • Attributional patterns and cultural differences

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Social Cognition & Perception: Homework Help
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Knowledge Organization: Schemata and Scripts

1. Knowledge Organization: Schemata and Scripts

How does your mind organize the world? When you see a new animal, can you easily tell if it's a bird, mammal or fish? Categories and mental structures, such as types of animals, are called schemata. This lesson discusses different types of schemata and why they are important.

The Priming Effect: Accessibility, Priming & Perceptual Salience

2. The Priming Effect: Accessibility, Priming & Perceptual Salience

The priming effect is an interesting cognitive process studied by social psychologists. We discuss the effect in this lesson, along with several key terms that are important in understanding the phenomenon: schemata, accessibility, priming, and perceptual salience.

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies in Psychology: Definition & Examples

3. Self-Fulfilling Prophecies in Psychology: Definition & Examples

Self-fulfilling prophecies occur more often than you'd think. In this lesson, we discuss this phenomenon and explain how it's due to a cognitive error. We also go over some classic studies as well as real-life examples.

Types of Heuristics: Availability, Representativeness & Base-Rate

4. Types of Heuristics: Availability, Representativeness & Base-Rate

Did you know that our brain uses strategies to process information and draw conclusions? Although we're able to reach conclusions through these mental strategies, sometimes, our reasoning can be off. Read on to discover how our brain draws these conclusions and why they can be wrong.

Low-Effort vs. High-Effort Thinking: Advantages & Disadvantages

5. Low-Effort vs. High-Effort Thinking: Advantages & Disadvantages

Our cognitive wheels are always in motion, even if we don't realize it. In this lesson, we discuss thinking and differentiate between low-effort and high-effort thinking. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each type of thinking.

Counterfactual Thinking, Thought Suppression & the Rebound Effect

6. Counterfactual Thinking, Thought Suppression & the Rebound Effect

In this lesson, we define counterfactual thinking and discuss the effects of this cognitive process. We also define and discuss thought suppression and its rebound effect, as well as look at a classic study on the subject.

The Covariation Model of Attribution: Definition & Steps

7. The Covariation Model of Attribution: Definition & Steps

In this lesson, we discuss Kelley's Covariation Model of Attribution, including examples of each of the types of information involved: consensus, distinctiveness, and consistency.

Cultural Differences in Attributional Patterns

8. Cultural Differences in Attributional Patterns

Why do people act the way they do? There are many factors. In this lesson, we discuss how cultural differences can determine attributional patterns. We define internal and external attributions and discuss the attributional tendencies of individualistic cultures compared to collectivistic cultures.

Selective Attention: Definition & Examples

9. Selective Attention: Definition & Examples

This lesson describes the phenomenon of selective attention, something you employ in your everyday interactions that helps you decide what gets your focus and what gets ignored.

Primacy Effect in Psychology: Definition & Overview

10. Primacy Effect in Psychology: Definition & Overview

Why do we remember some things better than others? In this lesson, you will learn about the primacy effect and explanations for why it occurs. Then you'll be able to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

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