3rd Lecture-1-20 - COM 225 1-20-09 Perception, Attributions...

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COM 225 1-20-09 Perception, Attributions and Impressions Perception The process of selecting, organizing, and interpreting information from our senses. The perception process is biased and selective How we perceive others strongly shapes how we will communicate toward them. Our perception of others is a product of our own mental creation—hence, it is never objective and is frequently flawed. The process of selecting, organizing, and interpreting information forms our senses. How we perceive people strongly shapes how we communicate with them Attributions Your explanation for what caused another person to behave the way she/he did. Your explanation for what caused you to behave the way you did. Two Types of Attributions: not what leads you to react, rather why we think you react Internal (Dispositional): Behavior stems from internal causes, namely personality External (Situational): Behavior stems from external cause o Ex: someone riding your bumper because they just got an emergency
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course COM 225 taught by Professor Morrison during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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3rd Lecture-1-20 - COM 225 1-20-09 Perception, Attributions...

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