- Review the principles of social cognition, including the fundamentals of how we form judgments about other people.
- Define the concept of attitude and review the ways that attitudes are developed and changed, and how attitudes relate to behavior.
One important aspect of social cognition involves forming impressions of other people. Making these judgments quickly and accurately helps us guide our behavior to interact appropriately with the people we know. If we ca n figure out why our roommate is angry at us, we can react to resolve the problem; if we ca n determine how to motivate the people in our group to work harder on a project, then the project might be better.