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Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications 5th Edition

Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications (5th Edition)

Book Edition5th Edition
Author(s)Nevid
ISBN9781305964150
PublisherCengage
SubjectPsychology
Chapter 12, Section 12.1, Recite It, Exercise 1
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Identify the major influences on first impressions and explain why first impressions often become lasting impressions.

 

First impressions are influenced by surface characteristics, such as physical appearance and attire, and by stereotypes and personal (a) ________.

First impressions may become lasting impressions when people reconcile discrepant information with their existing impressions, or social (b) ________. Impressions may also become self-(c) ________ prophecies.

Identify the major influences on first impressions and explain why first impressions often become lasting impressions.

 

First impressions are influenced by surface characteristics, such as physical appearance and attire, and by stereotypes and personal (a) ________.

First impressions may become lasting impressions when people reconcile discrepant information with their existing impressions, or social (b) ________. Impressions may also become self-(c) ________ prophecies.

Identify the major influences on first impressions and explain why first impressions often become lasting impressions.

 

First impressions are influenced by surface characteristics, such as physical appearance and attire, and by stereotypes and personal (a) ________.

First impressions may become lasting impressions when people reconcile discrepant information with their existing impressions, or social (b) ________. Impressions may also become self-(c) ________ prophecies.

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The act of making unknown information known.

Explanation

Self-disclosure is a process of communication through which an individual reveals information about themself to others. The details of this disclosure can range from deep personal information such as traumatic experience, to superficial details such as favorite television shows or food. This disclosure can greatly impact the kind of first impression, an individual leaves on the person. Research states that self-disclosure creates a firm impact on others. This is because individuals feel closer, understand one another better, and cooperate effectively. 

 

Moreover, self-disclosure is a sensitive issue. Hence, an individual should only reveal information that is relevant to the context of the conversation.

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