Week 7;CheckPoint;Evaluation and Judgment

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Evaluation and Judgment 1 Evaluation and Judgment Nicole Ureste April 23, 2011 BEH/225 Anita Mamoran
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Evaluation and Judgment 2 Schemata One of the very first ways that most of us evaluate others is by first impressions. When we first see someone we look at a number of characteristics to evaluate them; appearance, the way they are dressed, the way they speak, body language, etc. We make judgments about these characteristics based on our past experiences, which in some instances these judgments are wrong and may not apply to these people at all. On the other hand, some of our judgments may be correct. For example if we see someone standing out on the street drunk begging for money, we may assume that this person is an alcoholic and our judgment would most likely be correct (Morris & Maisto, 2005, p.562). Stereotyping Stereotyping is also a form of schema, but it is based on one or any feature of a person including race, gender, and physical appearance. Stereotyping causes us to ignore facts about an
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