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Selection (part of the Perception Process) choosing which impressions we will attend to that are affected by intense stimulation, repetitious stimulation, contrast/change in stimulation, and motives.
Organization (part of the Perception Process) arranging info. in a meaningful way such as by schemes, social roles, interaction style, psychological traits, and membership.
Stereotyping the exaggerated generalizations associated with a categorizing system
3 Characteristics of Stereotypes Categorize on basis of easily recognized characteristic, A set of characteristics to most or all members of a category, and A set of characteristics to any member of the group
Punctuation to describe the determination of causes and effects in a series of interactions
Influences of Interpretation (part of the Perception Process) is affected by certain factors (Degree of involvement with other person, Personal experience, Assumptions about human behavior, Attitudes, Expectations, Knowledge, SelfConcept, and Relational Satisfaction) which cause us to interpret events certain ways
Negotiation (part of the Perception Process) when people influence one another’s perceptions and try to achieve a shared perspective
Narratives a way to understand negotiation by exchange of stories
Physiological Influences senses, age, health, physiological challenges, fatigue, hunger, biological cycles
Cultural Differences gap between different people from different backgrounds. Examples of these differences are real (Language, Religion, etc.) and superficial (hair color, clothing brands, etc.).
Ethnocentrism the attitude that one’s own culture is superior to others
Social Roles a set of perceptual factors that can lead to communication difficulties such as gender and occupational roles
Gender Roles socially approved ways men and women are expected to behave (Masculine, Feminine, Androgynous, and Undifferentiated)
Androgynous combining masculine and feminine traits
Self Concept a relatively stable set of perceptions that each individual holds of himself or herself
Attribution Process of attaching meaning to behavior
Self Serving Bias tendency to interpret and explain information in a way that cast the perceiver in the most favorable manner
Halo Effect tendency to form an overall positive impression of a person based on one positive characteristic
Interpretation (Part of the Perception Process) interpreting is assigning meaning/ values to organized sensations.
Organization Gestalt Principles Proximity, Similarity, Figure-Ground, Symmetry and Closure
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