Lecture 3

Lecture 3 - Lecture 3 Perception process by which we...

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Lecture 3 Perception – process by which we understand communication; not only understand what the person says, but what it means Works off our past experience = frame of reference Includes past experiences in relationships, watching parents go through a divorce, watching a happy marriage, etc. It’s an active process – actively working on information Works inductively – take little examples and draw conclusions from them Happens unconsciously Process of Perception 1. Selection – idea that we paid attention to one stimuli a. Selective attention – the idea that we choose what we’re going to pay attention to (our preferences help us choose what we listen to) b. Selective exposure – idea that our brains can only handle on stimuli at a time 2. Organization – where we group all the information/stimuli we receive together a. Relational schema i. Prototypes – a set of categories 1. Personal prototypes: categories we use to describe people 2. Relational prototypes: categories that define relationships (friend, sister,
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course CMST 2010 taught by Professor Whitehead during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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