Unformatted text preview: What are the different ways in which we evaluate people? There are a few ways in which we evaluate people, the first being based on the first impression we get from a person. Schemata play a significant role on how we evaluate people. “When we meet someone for the first time, we notice a number of surface characteristics—clothes, gestures, manner of speaking, tone of voice, appearance, and so on. Then, drawing on these cues, we assign the person a ready-made category” (Morris & Maisto, 2002, p. 562). To me evaluating people means to define a decisive opinion of them. Additionally, we also evaluate people based on how we feel when we speak to them. Some people can have a descending or strong way of speaking, while others can have softer tones. The way a person communicates has a significant impact on how we evaluate them. It all depends on how the physical and verbal communication is received by the other person. Stereotyping has a large impact on evaluating people. “A stereotype is a set of characteristics believed to be shared by all members of a social impact on evaluating people....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY BEH/225 taught by Professor Marvel during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '11