social thinking, social influence, &social relations
Barbie is a "perfect 10." She has gorgeous flowing blonde hair, crystal blue eyes, olive tanned skin, and a smile to die for. According to social psychological research, when Ken meets Barbie for the first time, what other traits might he infer about Barbie's personality?
She is friendly, likeable, popular, and successful.
Parents warn a new babysitter that their son, Dennis, is very aggressive and mischievous. As a result of this initial expectation, the babysitter starts calling Dennis "Dennis the Menace," and he behaves in ways that elicit aggressive and mischievous behaviors from Dennis. This example best demonstrates the phenomenon called ______.
the self-fulfilling prophecy
Research suggests that which of the following faces would be rated as most attractive?
A composite face of multiple faces that have been digitally blended to produce an "average" face.
The tendency for observers to underestimate the impact of the situation and overestimate the impact of inner dispositions upon another's behavior is called ______.
the fundamental attribution error
Your new roommate leaves dirty laundry all over her room and you assume she must be a slob. You ignore the fact that she is currently taking finals and working 40 hours per week. You are demonstrating the ______.