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Social Cognition



1. The individual and society: The contributions of Zigmund Freud

a. The theory of Unconscious Conflict – Jean Charcot (1825-1893); hysteria; glove anesthesia

b. Psychoanalysis – the case of Anna O.

c. Freud’s tripartite theory of personality


2. Social cognition and emotion

a. Social cognition and social reality – perception and interpretation of a social situation

b. Attitudes and attitude change – counter-attitudinal advocacy studies; persuasive communication; the Elaboration-Likelihood Model

c. Perceiving others

d. Attribution – the fundamental attribution error

e. Self-perception Theory