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Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Social Perception

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Simon Fraser University
PSYC 260
Janelle Jones

PSYC 260Fall 2012Book Notes Chapter 4Social PerceptionSocial Perception the study of how we form impressions of other people and make inferences about themNONVERBAL BEHAVIORNonverbal Communicationthe way in which people communicate intentionally or unintentionally without wordsNonverbal cues include facial expression gestures tone of voice body position and movement the use of touch and eye gazeMimicryautomatically mimic others facial expressionWomen more likely to mimic others smilesPeople more likely to mimic when we like our interaction partner and consider them to be a member of our groupMay reflect empathyour capacity to feel what someone else is feelingMay be due to mirror neuronsthese neurons respond when we perform an action and when we see someone else perform the same actionFacial Expressions of EmotionSix major emotionshappy sad angry fear disgust surpriseAffect Blendsa facial expression in which one part of the face registers one emotion while another part of the face registers a different emotionoFace that shows surprise and happinessCulture and Nonverbal CommunicationDisplay rulesculturally determined rules about which emotional expressions are appropriate to showMenacceptable to show anger contempt and disgustWomenpow
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