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Department
Communication
Course
CMN2130
Professor
Mary Hawkins
Semester
Winter

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CMN 2130: Lecture #7 02/01/2013 Chapter 3: Perception and Interpersonal Communication:    Definitions:  Perception:  The process of understanding or making sense of our sensory experiences. Interpersonal perception:  The process of selecting, organizing, and interpreting our observations of  other people.  Stage One: Selecting Simplifying stimuli that flood in through our senses Screening out constant sensations Focusing on those we deem important Stage Two: Organizing Grouping, dividing, organizing, separating, and categorizing information (punctuate) Placing familiar structures on information (superimpose) Filling in gaps (closure) The Perception Process continued:  Stage Three: Interpreting  Assigning meaning to what we observe  Improving Interpersonal Communication through Perception:  Passive perception: Occurs because your senses are in operation. Active perception: Occurs because you seek out specific information through observation or  questioning. How we organize and Interpret Perceptions:  Impression Formation: We form global perspectives we have of others based upon general qualities,  behaviours, and disclosed information.  Implicit Personality Theory: We form our own personal general theory about the way people think  and behave. Attri
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