According to psychologists stereotypes can work on

This preview shows page 2 - 3 out of 3 pages.

According, to psychologists, “stereotypes can work on the mind subconsciously, and affect your performance” (CAN insider, 2014). An example of a problematic stereotype is racial profiling. Assuming African American males are dangerous specifically wearing a hoody and baggy jeans is not only irrational but has no foundation of truth. Often people are on their way or leaving work as an industrial worker wearing sweats or dirty attire, which has nothing to do with their level of intellect or financial status. Although stereotypes come in many forms, racial stereotypes can be the worst kind. Question 3 There are many things around us that influence our perceptions. Section 2.2 of the Communication in the Real World book you should have a good idea of things that influence your own perceptions. List 4 things from Section 2.2 that can influence our perception. Provide an example of it from your own life. Insert your answers below. If you need more space, the box will automatically expand as you hit Enter . 1. Physical characteristics or appearance: As the saying goes, a first impression is often a lasting and most important one. “You never get a second chance to make a good impression” (Communication in the Real World, n.d.). When I go for a job interview or business meeting, I make sure that my appearance gives the interviewer a professional, polished impression. Freshly ironed dress, or professional attire with well-groomed hair and makeup gives off a business and professional vibe compared to a casual appearance which might signal the idea of slackness or laziness. 2. Age: Can be perceived as wisdom in older individuals, or innocence in children and youth. Although I’ am currently in my mid-30s, often get mistaken as a person in their early to mid-20s. Sometimes it is the way I wear my make-up, nevertheless in business settings, some co-workers or business partners do not take me seriously because they think I’ am younger than what I ‘am. This perception of my age can sometimes be frustrating depending on the situation.
Image of page 2

Subscribe to view the full document.

Image of page 3
  • Winter '18
  • Melissa Landin

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern