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"Perceptions can be created through verbal and nonverbal messages." is an example of _________.
a way perception and communication are linked
List 3 ways perceptions can influence communication.
Perceptions help us to decide on a channel Perceptions help us to choose a message Perceptions are shared through communication Perceptions can be created through communication
What is the difference between indirect perception checking and direct perception checking?
Indirect perception checking does not involve asking questions; direct perception checking requires you to ask questions to clarify your perceptions.
Why is perception a complex process?
We perceive so many things that it is difficult to focus on and process all of our perceptions. Also, perception involves several steps. If any single step does not occur, the entire process can be ruined.
Describe a situation in which you have used direct perception checking.
When my friend is down and her head is hanging low, I ask her how and why she is down.
Perceptions are shared through communication.
What is perception?
The process of taking in information from the world around us, using our senses.
"To effectively communicate we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others."
According to the quote, each of us ______________.
perceives the world differently
Explain the three steps you can take to increase perceptual accuracy.
The three steps are 1. Increase awareness. This means that you take the time to increase your awareness of how and what you perceive. 2. Avoid stereotypes. This means you cannot assume your stereotypical beliefs are true; you have to work to avoid and overcome stereotypes. 3. Use direct and indirect perception checking. You have to continue to observe, ask questions about your perceptions or do a combination of both in order to ensure your perceptions are accurate.
Which of the following statements is accurate?
Stereotypes can keep us from creating accurate perceptions.
Which of the following is an example of how our brains organize our perceptions?
NOT putting information into sequential order
Asking questions to check your perceptions is called _____________.
direct perception checking
How can our perceptions help us to choose the channel for our message?
Perceptions about our receiver can help us to decide on the most appropriate channel.
Focusing on __________ can damage your perceptual accuracy.
What occurs during the interpretation stage of perception?
our brain tries to assign meaning to our perceptions
Which of the following is an example of indirect perception checking?
observing your mother's actions to see if she is angry
Developing an awareness of your perceptions is an important part of ______________.
building perceptual accuracy
Which of the following is not a way to increase your perceptual accuracy?
avoid new situations
How are perceptions created?
NOT neither A nor B
We _________ perceptions when we attribute our own thoughts and feelings to our perceptions of others.
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