Social Cognition Quiz

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What is social cognition?

The study of how people process, store, and apply information about other people and social situations

What are the four stages of social cognition?

Encoding, storage, retrieval, and processing

What is social schemas theory?

One theory of social cognition

What is the influence of culture on social cognition?

It shapes some of the basic ways in which people automatically perceive and think about their environment

What is relational mobility?

A measure of how much choice individuals have in terms of whom to form relationships with

What is the relationship between brain function and social cognition?

There is an early interest in the relationship between brain function and social cognition

What are some psychological disorders that affect social behavior?

Autism, psychosis, mood disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Williams syndrome, antisocial personality disorder, Fragile X and Turner's syndrome

What is the focus of the study of social cognitive processes in infants and children?

The development of social cognitive processes

What is the difference between relational mobility in cultures with a subsistence economy and cultures based on nomadic herding and in urban industrial cultures?

Relational mobility is low in cultures with a subsistence economy and high in cultures based on nomadic herding and in urban industrial cultures

Study Notes

Study of Cognitive Processes Involved in Social Interactions:

  • Social cognition refers to how people process, store, and apply information about other people and social situations.
  • Social cognition includes four stages: encoding, storage, retrieval, and processing.
  • Social cognition is a level of analysis that aims to understand social psychological phenomena by investigating the cognitive processes that underlie them.
  • Social schemas theory is one theory of social cognition.
  • Social psychologists have become increasingly interested in the influence of culture on social cognition.
  • People of all cultures use schemas to understand the world, but the content of schemas has been found to differ for individuals based on their cultural upbringing.
  • Cultural influences have been found to shape some of the basic ways in which people automatically perceive and think about their environment.
  • Relational mobility is a measure of how much choice individuals have in terms of whom to form relationships with, including friendships, romantic partnerships, and work relations.
  • Relational mobility is low in cultures with a subsistence economy that requires tight cooperation and coordination, such as farming, while it is high in cultures based on nomadic herding and in urban industrial cultures.
  • Early interest in the relationship between brain function and social cognition includes the case of Phineas Gage.
  • People with psychological disorders such as autism, psychosis, mood disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Williams syndrome, antisocial personality disorder, Fragile X and Turner's syndrome show differences in social behavior compared to their unaffected peers.
  • The development of social cognitive processes in infants and children has also been researched extensively.

Test your knowledge on the fascinating study of the cognitive processes involved in social interactions with this quiz. Explore the stages of social cognition, theories such as social schemas, and the influence of culture on social cognition. Learn about relational mobility and the relationship between brain function and social cognition. Dive into the differences in social behavior seen in individuals with psychological disorders and the development of social cognitive processes in infants and children. Expand your understanding of how we process, store, and apply information about other people and social situations.

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