04D - Chapter 4 Chapter Social Perception: Social How We...

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Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Social Perception: Social Perception: How We Come to How We Come to Understand Other People Understand Other People
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Social Perception Social Perception Social perception is defined as the process by which we form impressions of and make inferences about other people. Social perception is a constructive process influenced by schemas
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Nonverbal Behavior Nonverbal Behavior Nonverbal behavior is mostly automatic , and includes: Facial expressions Eye contact, gaze Extravocal cues (volume, pitch, speed,  inflection) Intentional gestures Body language (posture, orientation, distance,  etc .)
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Nonverbal Behavior - Facial Expressions Nonverbal Behavior - Facial Expressions Six basic emotions Fear Anger Surprise Happiness Disgust Sadness Culturally Universal Appear early in life
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Nonverbal Behavior Nonverbal Behavior Facial Expressions Culture also influences emotional expression; display rules that are unique to each culture dictate when different nonverbal behaviors are appropriate to display.
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Nonverbal Behavior Nonverbal Behavior Facial Expressions Decoding < 100% accurate because people may display blends of multiple affects simultaneously.
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Nonverbal Behavior Gender Differences in Nonverbal Communication Women are better than men at both decoding and encoding nonverbal behavior. Exception: Anger
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04D - Chapter 4 Chapter Social Perception: Social How We...

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