Week 7 CheckPoint-Mark Spencer

Week 7 CheckPoint-Mark Spencer - Evaluation and Judgment...

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Evaluation and Judgment While there are many different ways we use when we are evaluating other people, most of our evaluation is based off of the first impression we have of that person. From our reading this week we see several methods that are used. The first method has been called Schemata. This method is what is commonly referred to as the ‘first impression’. When we use Schemata, we are evaluating a person based on the characteristics we can see. This is done by watching the gestures, the tone of the voice, their style of speech, or the clothes they wear. By using Schemata to evaluate a person, we then can assign them to specific categories that we have already established in our mind. (Morris & Maisto, 2005, p.562) When we meet a person for the first time, we quickly form an opinion about that person. I tend to base my opinions of people from the way we interact. Are we able to communicate as equals or are they speaking down to me? Does the person speak with authority or do they seem to question what they are saying. I find the
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course PSCHOLOGY BEH225 taught by Professor Jensen during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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