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Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 Perceiving and Understanding What is...

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Chapter 3: Perceiving and Understanding What is interpersonal perception? - Interpersonal perception refers to the judgments that a person, called the perceiver , makes about another person, called the target , where the target is a real person. What are the three stages of interpersonal perception and what happens in each stage? -Slection, organization, and interpretation. Slection is what grabs our attention, organization is the classification of that selection, and interpretation is the process of assigning meaning to information that has been selected for attention and organization. What is selective perception? How does it influence how we perceive events? - The conscious or unconscious increase in attention for stimuli and information consistent with a person's attitudes or interests, or conscious or unconscious discount ing of inconsistent stimuli. We will tend to perceive things according to our beliefs more than as they really are, and react accordingly.This is how placebos work. We will also ‘become’ drunk when we drink what we believe is alcohol.
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