13 terms

CMAP Lesson 1: Chapter 3

process you use to assign meaning to data about yourself or the world around you
3 steps of the perception process
1. sensory perception
2. selective perception
3. personal perception
selective perception
the mental process of choosing which data or stimuli to focus on from all that are available to you at any given time
factors that influence selections
1. intensity
2. repetition
3. uniqueness
4. relevance
personal perception
your own understanding of reality
factors that influence personal perception
1. values
2. beliefs
3. culture
4. bias
5. prejudice
6. attitudes
7. expectations
8. knowledge
9. communication skills
perception check
question that helps you determine the accuracy and validity of your perceptions
the view you have of yourself
factors that influence self-concept
1. how you perceive that you are seen and treated by others
2. your own expectations and the standards that you set for yourself
3. how you compare yourself to others
self-fulfilling prophecy
prediction or expectation of an event that shapes your behavior, making the outcome more likely to occur; 2 kinds:
1. comes from own self-concept and the expectations you establish for yourself
2. comes from what you think others expect of you
the deliberate revelation of significant information about yourself that is not readily apparent to others
Johari window
diagram that communicators use to identify what they know about themselves and others
areas of the Johari window
1. open
2. blind
3. hidden
4. unknown