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Perceptions Process and Stereotypes

nDefine the perception process nDescribe perceptual shortcuts ndescribe factors affecting the perception process

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Perceptions Process and Stereotypes

Overview

Define the perception process

Describe perceptual shortcuts

describe factors affecting the perception process

Describe Stereotypes

Define self-fulfilling prophecy

describe strategies to correct inaccurate perceptions

Perception

The procedures by which we try and interpret information about the environment that surrounds us

The Perception Process

Feedback about ourselves and others

Not always based on true picture of reality

We behave as though our perceptions are real

Attributes to Perception

Raw data, The information that we experience

Mental process, Which is unseen but affected by things

Our perception, sensing or interpretation of our experience

Economizing Phenomenon

First Impression

Self-fulfilling Prophecy

Just Like Me

Blaming the Victim

Halo Effect

Stereotypes

An exaggerated belief associated with a category

Characteristics of Stereotypes

Fixed, rigid ideas

Associated with a group or category of people

Not supported by evidence

Can be favorable or unfavorable

Driven by motive

Sources of Stereotypes

Socialization process

Books

Mass Media

Education and public officials

Strategies to Correct Inaccurate Perceptions

Acceptance of differences in people

Active listening

Provide feedback

Own your behaviors/feelings

Use inclusionary language

Avoid stereotypes

Summary

Define the perception process

Describe perceptual shortcuts

describe factors affecting the perception process

Describe Stereotypes

Define self-fulfilling prophecy

describe strategies to correct inaccurate perceptions