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Chapter 3 Perception Chapter 5 Copyright 2011 Vandeveer, Menefee 1
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PERCEPTION “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” -- Leonardo da Vinci Chapter 3 Copyright 2011  Vandeveer, Menefee 2
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LEARNING OUTCOMES – PERCEPTION Recognize the three factors influencing perception List the shortcuts that are used to the advantage or detriment of understanding others Explain the fundamental attribution theory Through self assessment, gain insight on how one’s own perception impacts understanding of people and situations Chapter 3 Copyright 2011  Vandeveer, Menefee 3
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PERCEPTION Perception is the way people organize and interpret the world around them in order to give meaning to their surroundings. People’s behavior is based on how they interpret reality, not reality itself. The world that is perceived is the world that is behaviorally important. Chapter 3 Copyright 2011  Vandeveer, Menefee 4
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BRAIN POWER Play DVD Chapter 3 Copyright 2011 Vandeveer, Menefee 5
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WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU SEE FIRST? Sometimes, our initial perceptions can be inaccurate or even totally wrong. Or there can be more than one perception, either of which could be accurate or true. Chapter 3 Copyright 2011 Vandeveer, Menefee 6
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Chapter 3 Copyright 2011 Vandeveer, Menefee 7 Young woman?  Or old hag?
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Chapter 3 Copyright 2011 Vandeveer, Menefee 8 Death’s head?  Or a beautiful woman?
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Chapter 3 Copyright 2011 Vandeveer, Menefee 9 Native American Indian?  Or an Eskimo?
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Why the differences in Perception?
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