Self and Others

  • Tony Malim
Part of the Introductory Psychology book series (IPS)


At the end of this chapter you will be able to:
  1. 1.

    Describe how people store information about themselves and about others as schemata.

  2. 2.

    Outline the self-perception theories put forward by Bem, Weiner and others.

  3. 3.

    Identify what is meant by the attribution process in the judgement of a person’s character.

  4. 4.

    Describe models of the attribution process as they apply both to a person’s perception of ’self’ and of others.

  5. 5.

    Describe some of the influences of social cognition in how we perceive ourselves and others.

  6. 6.

    Identify some of the factors which may cause us to be attracted to another person.

  7. 7.

    Describe some of the theories put forward to explain attraction to others, including social exchange theory, interdependence theory and reinforcement/affect theory.

  8. 7.

    Identify some of the factors involved with the growth of prejudice.

  9. 8.

    Describe some other attempts which have been made to explain prejudice, including the frustration-aggressson hypothesis, authoritarian personality and belief-congruence theory.



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Further Reading

  1. A. Hogg and G. M. Vaughan Social Psychology: An Introduction, Chapter 3 (London: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1995).Google Scholar
  2. Hayes Foundations of Psychology Chapter 13 (London: Routledge, 1994).Google Scholar

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