17 terms

Looking out Looking In Chapter 3

Key words from Chapter 3 of Looking out Looking in.
combining masculine and feminine traits
to describe the process of attaching meaning to behavior
Empathy (108)
is the ability to re-create another person's perspective to experience the world from the other's point of view.
Ethnocentrism (97)
the attitude that one's own culture is superior to others.
Gender Role (98)
are socially approved ways that men and women are expected to behave.
Halo Effect (102)
to describe the tendency to form an overall positive impression of a person on the basis of one positive characteristic.
Interpretation (90)
plays a role in virtually every inter-personal act. Factors influencing this are: personal experiences, assumptions about human behavior, attitudes, expectations, knowledge, self-concept, relational satisfaction.
Narrative (92)
Scholars call the stories we use to describe our personal worlds______________.
Negotiation (92)
a big part of sense-making occurs between and among people as they influence one another's perceptions and try to achieve a shared perspective.
Organization (84)
The Second part of the perception Process where you look at what characteristics stand out.
perception Checking (103)
the skill of ___________ provides a better way to handle your interpretations.
pillow Method (110)
developed by a group of Japanese school children, this method gets its name from the fact that a problem has four sides and a middle.
Position 1: I'm right, you're wrong
Position 2: You're Right, I'm wrong
Position 3: Both Right, Both Wrong
Position 4: The issue isn't as important as it seems.
Position 5: There is truth in all four perspectives.
Punctuation (89)
Communication theorists use this term to describe the determination of causes and effects in a series of interactions.
selection (83)
The first part of the Perception Process where we gain our first impressions based upon stimuli
self-serving bias (101)
an attempt to convince ourselves and others that the positive face we show to the world is true, we tend to judge ourselves in most generous terms possible.
stereotyping (86)
exaggerated generalizations associated with a categorizing systems. May be based upon a kernel of truth but they go beyond the facts at hand and make claims that usually have no valid basis.
sympathy (109)
you view the other person's situation from your point of view.