MGHB02H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Social Perception, Personal Identity, Stereotype Threat

39 views3 pages
School
Department
Course

Document Summary

3. 1 describe perceptions and general factors that influence perception. Perception is the process of interpreting the messages of our senses to provide order and meaning to the environment. The perceiver"s experience, needs and emotions can affect his or her perceptions of a target. Past experiences lead the perceiver to develop expectations, and these affect current perceptions. Our perceptual system serves to defend us against unpleasant emotions. Providing more info about the target will improve perceptual accuracy. In some cases, a reduction in ambiguity might not be accompanied by greater accuracy. The most important effect of the situation is to ad info about the target. 3. 2 explain social identity theory and bruner"s model of the perceptual process. Social identity theory: a theory that states that people form perceptions of themselves based on their personal characteristics and memberships in social categories. Personal identity is based on our unique personal characteristics (interests, abilities and traits)

Get access

Grade+20% off
$8 USD/m$10 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Grade+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
40 Verified Answers
Class+
$8 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Class+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
30 Verified Answers

Related Documents