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Imagine you're at a football game when this obnoxious guy sits next to you he's loud he spills his drink on you and he makes fun of your team days later you're walking in the park when suddenly it starts to pour rain who should show up at your side to offer you an umbrella the same guy from the football game do you change your mind about him based on this second encounter or do you go with your first impression and write him off research in social psychology suggests that were quick to form lasting impressions of others based on their behaviors we managed to do this with little effort inferring stable character traits from a single behavior like a harsh word or a clumsy step using our impressions as guides we can accurately predict how people are going to behave in the future armed with the knowledge the guy from the football game was a jerk the first time you met him you might expect more of the same down the road if so you might choose to avoid him the next time you see him that said we can change our impressions in light of new information behavioral researchers have identified consistent patterns that seem to guide this process of impression updating on one hand learning very negative highly immoral information about someone typically has a stronger impact than learning very positive highly moral information so unfortunately for our new friend from the football game his bad behavior at the game might outweigh his good behavior at the park research suggests that this bias occurs because immoral behaviors are more diagnostic or revealing of a person's true character okay so by this logic bad is always stronger than good when it comes to updating well not necessarily certain types of learning don't seem to lead to this sort of negativity bias when learning about another person's abilities and competencies for instance this bias flips it's actually the positive information that gets weighted more heavily let's go back to that football game if a player scores a goal it ultimately has a stronger impact on your impression of their skills than if they miss the net the two sides of the updating story are ultimately quite consistent over all behaviors that are perceived as being less frequent are all so the ones that people tend to weigh more heavily when forming and updating impressions highly immoral actions and highly competent actions so what's happening at the level of the brain when we're updating our impressions using fMRI or functional magnetic resonance imaging researchers have identified an extended network of brain regions that respond to new information that's inconsistent with initial impressions these include areas typically associated with social cognition attention and cognitive control moreover when updating impressions based on people's behaviors activity in the ventral lateral prefrontal cortex and the superior temporal sulcus correlates with perceptions of how frequently those behaviors occur in daily life in other words the brain seems to be tracking low-level statistical properties of behavior in order to make complex decisions regarding other people's character it needs to decide is this person's behavior typical or is it out of the ordinary in the situation with the obnoxious football fan turned Good Samaritan your brain says well in my experience pretty much anyone would lend someone their umbrella but the way this guy acted at the football game that was unusual and so you decide to go with your first impression there's a good moral in this data your brain and by extension you might care more about the very negative immoral things another person has done compared to the very positive moral things but it's a direct result of the comparative rarity of those bad behaviors we're more used to people being basically good like taking time to help a stranger in need in this context bad might be stronger than good but only because good is more plentiful think about the last time you judge someone based on their behavior especially a time when you really feel like you changed your mind about someone was the behavior that caused you to update your impression something you'd expect anyone to do or was it something totally out of the ordinary you