Blog Self Perception Our self perception determines our behavior - if we think we are inadequate, we act that way. If we think we are splendid, we act that way. The pathway forward towards happiness and authenticity is not determined by something outside ourselves.
Observation[ edit ] The processes of social perception begin with observing: People have the tendency to judge others by associating certain facial features with specific personality types. For example, studies indicate that people are perceived to be stronger, more assertive, and competent if they have small eyes, low eyebrows, an angular chin, wrinkled skin, and a small forehead.
While baby-faced people tend to be connected to impotence and harmlessness. Situational observations either lead humans to have preset notions about certain events or to explain the causes of human behaviors.
The most dominant form of nonverbal communication is the use of facial expressions to channel different emotions. To encode means to communicate nonverbal behavior, while to decode means to interpret the meaning or intention of the nonverbal behavior.
Thin-slicing describes the ability to make quick judgements from finding consistencies in events based only on narrow frames of experience.
Attribution theories[ edit ] A large component of social perception is attribution. Psychological research on attribution began with the work of Fritz Heider inand was subsequently developed by others such as Harold Kelley and Bernard Weiner.
When people make attributions they are able to make judgments as to what was the cause or causes of a certain behavior. Attribution theory is the study of what systems and models people implement in order to make attributions about the behavior of others.
One common bias people exhibit in attribution is called the fundamental attribution error. When attempting to decide why individuals behave a certain way, we can make either an internal or external attribution.
External attribution, also called situational attributionis the inference that an individual is acting a certain way due to the situation he or she is in; the assumption is that most individuals would respond in the same way in that similar situation.
The covariation principle claims that people attribute behavior to the factors that are present when a certain behavior occurs and the factors that are absent when it does not occur.
This helps judge whether the level of distinctiveness information is high, and thus attributed to the stimulus.
Lastly, consistency information is used to see what happens to the behavior at another time when the individual and the stimulus both remain unchanged. Information integration theory[ edit ] Norman H.
Andersonan American social psychologist, developed the information integration theory in People also tend to view their own skills and traits to be favorable for others to also have.
These impressions formed about others can also be influenced by the current, temporary mood of the perceiver.
Priming is the tendency for recently perceived or implemented concepts or words to come to mind easily and influence the understanding of the new information. Research shows that there is a tendency for information presented at the beginning of a sequence to have a greater effect on impressions than information presented later on, a concept called primacy effect.
People pay attention to a variety of cues, including: Certain traits are seen as especially influential in the formation of an overall impression of an individual; these are called central traits. Other traits are less influential in impression formation, and are called peripheral traits.Recent research in subliminal perception has provided very riffle evidence that stimuli below observers’ subjective thresholds influence motives, attitudes, beliefs or choices.
Study 28 Chapter 2: Perception of self and others flashcards from Whitney T. on StudyBlue. Social perception (or person perception) is the study of how people form impressions of and make inferences about other people as sovereign personalities.
People learn about others' feelings and emotions by picking up information they gather from physical appearance, verbal, and . Self Perception.
Egocentric Bias: An egocentric bias occurs when one thinks of the world from one's own point of view and self perception too much. Wishful thinking is a common example of an egocentric bias. Accurate self-perception is a necessary component of self-improvement.
If you don't know where your strengths or weaknesses lie, you don't know what areas you need to work on. OVERVIEW: This guide explores the nature of the shadow and provides tips and exercises for daily shadow work.
It’s always standing right behind us, just out of view. In any direct light, we cast a shadow. The shadow is a psychological term for everything we can’t see in ourselves.