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1. Social Psychology Assignment 2 COMIC STRIP 2. This is the story of Po, a SPM fresh graduate. He decides against furthering his studies and instead applies for a job through an interview. During the interview, the interviewer doubts Pos credentials as a good employee due to his low qualification. But Po is ultimately hired. - In his new job, Po originally works hard to impress everyone. He dresses well, works overtime and tries to be friendly, which works at the start. But over time, he realises that not only are his efforts not appreciated, but his colleagues are even doubting his abilities due to his low qualification. This is regardless of Pos actual performance. - Po remembers that he had an uncle who once climbed the social ladder by buttering up those around him . Po got envious and decides that he needed to change his approach if he was to achieve his goals. Thus, Po changes his outlook. He cared less for those around him, and instead focused his effort on buttering up to his boss. This causes his boss to favor him. - Po also became lazy as he felt his efforts wont be fully appreciated seeing that it was done in a group. This further enforces the dislike his colleagues felt towards Po. But ultimately, due to his close relationship with the boss, Po got his dream promotion. - By this time, Po was known as the Butter-up Kingin the office, and no one wanted help from him even when he was being sincere as they couldnt trust his intentions. It was at this point when Po wonders whether it was really worthed it, giving up all his friends and relationships for the privileges of being in authority and wealth. THE STORYLINE 3. THE 5 CONCEPTS Stereotype Confirmation Bias First Impression Social Learning Ingratiation 4. #01. STEREOTYPE Definition - A general belief about a group of people. How the interviewer perceived Po - Judged Po by his education level 5. #02. FIRST IMPRESSION Definition - When one person first encounters another person and forms a mental image of that person How Pos colleagues formed impression of Po - Judging his outfit / physical appearance Effects - Po became a likeable person 6. #03. SOCIAL LEARNING Definition - Social behavior (any type of behavior that we display socially) is learned primarily by observing and imitating the actions of others. What Po learned from his uncle? - Buttering up his boss 7. #04. INGRATIATION Definition - a psychological technique in which an individual attempts to become more attractive or likeable to their target. How Po attempted to adulate his boss? - He flattered Mr Tan Effects - Po got the promotion he wanted 8. #05. CONFIRMATION BIAS Definition - A confirmation bias is a type of cognitive bias that involves favoring information that confirms previously existing beliefs or biases. Why Pos colleagues misunderstood him until the end? - Strengthen belief in Pos preconception behavior. 9. THANK YOU! CALEB // YINJI // APPLE // JENNY // ESTHER // CHEOK