Your roommate is a case study in faulty and biased social thinking.You've just read Chapter 3,and you notice his inappropriate use of schemas and judgmental heuristics.How might you combat these troublesome tendencies?
A friend of yours,a skeptic about social-psychological research,says to you,"All this talk about cognitive shortcomings.Social psychologists set people up to look dumb.People are much better at social reasoning than social psychologists give them credit for." You've just read Chapter 3 on social cognition.What would you say?
How do cultural differences in thinking styles affect what we notice in the environment? Describe one study that demonstrates different patterns of attention as a function of culture.