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Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour
HROB 2100
Jason Thomas

Chapter 2Perception Personality and Emotions PerceptionPerception the process by which individuals organizereality is not on reality and interpret their impressions to give meaning to their environmentPeoples behavior is based on their perception of what itselfFactors influencing Perception 1 The Perceiver the one look at a target and attempt to interpret what youI see The interpretation is influenced by your personal characteristics2 The Target Targets characteristics also affect what we perceive eg Loud people are more likely to be noticed in a group than are quiet ones 3 The SituationThe time the location light heat Friday night and Monday morning the same person but different situationclubclass Perceptual Errors 1 Attribution Theory We judge people differently depending on the meaning we attribute to a given behaviorInternal and external attributionInternal individual is responsible for the behaviorExternal something outside the individual caused the behavior eg late for class due to oversleep or car accident on the route To evaluate the behavior as internally or externally caused
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