Chapter 4: Interpersonal Perception

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Chapter 4: Interpersonal Perception
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  1. perception
    the process of making meaning from things we experience in the environment
  2. selection
    the process of attending to a stimulus
  3. organization
    the process of categorizing information that has been selected for attention
  4. interpretation
    the process of assigning meaning to information that has been selected for attention and organized
  5. stereotypes
    generalizations about groups of people that are applied to individual members of those groups
  6. primacy effect
    the tendency to emphasize the first impression over later impressions when forming a perception
  7. recency effect
    the tendency to emphasize the most recent impression over earlier impressions when forming a perception
  8. perceptual set
    a pre-disposition to perceive only what we want or expect to perceive
  9. egocentric
    unable to take another person's perspective
  10. positivity bias
    the tendency to focus heavily on a person's positive attributes when forming a perception
  11. negativity bias
    the tendency to focus heavily on a person's negative attribute when forming a perception
  12. attribution
    an explanation for an observed behavior
  13. self-serving bias
    the tendency to attribute one's successes to internal causes and one's failures to external causes
  14. fundamental attribution theory
    the tendency to attribute other's behavios to internal rather than external causes
  15. Overattribution
    the tendency to attribute a range of behaviors to a single characteristic of a person

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