Massachusetts Institute for Technology

MIT: MIT 9.00SC – Lecture 23

Lecture 23: Social Psychology II

How important are first impressions? Do you ever make judgments about others? Do you feel that others judge you? In this session, we will focus on our impressions of others and ourselves and examine the extent to which our environment and culture can influence us. We will also discuss autism.


  1. Self-serving Attributional Bias
  2. False Consensus and the Influence of Social Norms on Behavior
  3. Cognitive Dissonance
  4. First Impressions: How Powerful, How Accurate?
  5. Cultural Psychology
  6. Autism

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