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- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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