Chapter 4-Social Perception

Chapter 4-Social Perception - Chapter 4-Social Perception...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 4-Social Perception Wednesday, February 16, 2011 12:03 AM 1. Social Perception: the study of how we form impressions of other people and how we make inferences about them 1. Nonverbal Behavior: 1.a. Refers to how people communicate, intentionally or unintentionally, without words 1.a.i. Facial expressions, tone of voice, gestures, body positions and movement, the use of touch, and eye gaze are the most frequently used and most revealing channels of nonverbal communication 1.a.ii. Help us express our emotions, attitudes, and personality 1.a. Mirror neurons: these respond when we perform an action and when we see someone else perform the same action (can understand what other people feel) 1. Facial Expressions of Emotion 1.a. Primary emotions conveyed by the face are universal: all humans encode or express emotions in the same way, and all humans can decode or interpret them with equal accuracy 1.a. There is considerable evidence that the ability to interpret at least the six major emotions is cross-cultural-> part of being a human and not a product of people's cultural experience 1.b. Decoding facial expressions accurately is more complicated: 1.a.i. Affect blends: one part of their face registers one emotion while another part registers a different emotion 1.a. Display rules: particular to each culture and dictate what kinds of emotional expressions people are supposed to show 1.a. Emblem: gestures for which there are clear, well-understood definitions 1.a.i. Are not universal, each culture has devised its own emblems 1.a. Can learn quite a lot about people from their nonverbal behavior, including their attitudes, emotions, and personality traits 1.a.i. Nonverbal behavior gives us many bits of information-"data" that we then use to construct our overall impressions or theories about people 1. Implicit Personality Theories 1.a. Implicit personality theory: consists of our ideas about what kinds of personality traits go together 1.a.i. Passed from generation to generation in a society 1.a.i. One culture's implicit personality theory may be very different from
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course PSYC 260 taught by Professor Traceycallison during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

Page1 / 3

Chapter 4-Social Perception - Chapter 4-Social Perception...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online