the process of using your senses to gather and process information about your environment
stages of perception
taking in the information, organizing the information, interpreting the information
why do people's perceptions differ from one another?
they differ because of physical functions, background, mood, and focus
how your brain works, health, age, sharpness or senses, gender, and size
different likes and dislikes
good mood or bad moods
depends on what you're thinking about or how you're thinking
how you see yourself
how is self concept formed?
it is formed from life experiences, observations, and other interactions
intrapersonal communication vs. interpersonal communication
interpersonal is you communication with others and intrapersonal is you communication with yourself; inner thought process or dialogue
what are some common reasons for misperceptions of others?
common reasons for misperceptions include physical characteristics, social characteristics, stereotyping, snap judgements, and feelings
an oversimplified image or idea about a person or group
how does perception influence communication?
some influences include knowledge, attitudes, needs and priorities, and culture
as communicators, what are our social and ethical responsibilities
making connections, focusing, planning, developing, practicing, and involving the audiences
an opinion or general feeling
use your brain to assign meaning
an opinion based on one quick bit of information
define the three stages of perception
taking in information- listening to things being said
organizing information- brain sorts information so can properly interpret it
interpreting information- your brain assigns meaning to the information