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Chapter 4

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Ingrid L.Stefanovic

Chapter 4 Social Perception Social perception-the study of how we form impressions of and make inferences about other people Nonverbal communication-the way in which people communicate, intentionally or unintentionally, without words; nonverbal cues include facial expressions, tone of voice, gestures, body position and movement, the use of touch and eye gaze Encode- to express or emit nonverbal behavior, such as smiling or patting someone on the back Decode- to interpret the meaning of the nonverbal behavior other people express, such as deciding that a pat on the back was an expression of condescension and not kindness Affect blend- a facial expression in which one part of the face is registering one emotion and another part of the face is registering a different emotion Display rules-culturally determined rules about which nonverbal behaviors are appropriate to display Emblems- nonverbal gestures that have well-understood definitions within a given culture; they usually have direct verbal translations, such as the okay sign Emblems are not universal, each culture has devised its own emblems Women are better at encoding and decoding Men better at detecting lies Social role theory- the theory that sex differences in social behavior derive from societys division of labor between the sexes; this division leads to differences in gender-role expectations and sex-typed skills, both of which are responsible for differences in mens and womens social behavior www.notesolution.com
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