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Perception of Others

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Lindsey Baumler

on 30 April 2014

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Perception of Others
“We tend not to see people as they really are, but as they fit into our rules, boundaries and definitions. Burn these to the ground and you will begin to see others in the pure light of honesty and who they really are.” -Amy Larson
How do you Perceive Others?
Main Points
Why is perceiving others sometimes a problem?
Does it effect everyone?
Why do we perceive others?
How do we improve our perceptions of others?
Why is it a Problem?
Why does it Occur?
To determine threats or opportunities posed by others
Cues provide perceivers with information to determine these threats or opportunities
These cues are associated with stereotypes
Thesis
In this presentation, we will discuss how we are always going to perceive others, but that doesn't mean those perceptions are always going to be correct.
Does it Affect Everyone?
YES
Improving your Perception
Reading and understanding yourself
Empathizing with people and situations
Look at the bigger picture
Conclusion of Main Points
Why is perceiving others a problem?
Does perception affect everyone?
Why do people perceive others?
How do we improve this?
Therefore, in Conclusion...
Perceiving others affects everyone and is inevitable, but it is one's job to be sure that he/she is perceiving others correctly.

"Your perception may not be my reality." -Aporva Kala
Sources
Carlson, Erika N., Simine, Vazire. (2011). Others Sometimes Know us Better Than we Know Ourselves. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20: 104.

Neuberg, Steven L., Sng, Oliver, (2013). A Life History Theory of Social Perception: Stereotyping at the Intersections of Age, Sex, Ecology (and Race). Social Cognition, 31 (6), 696-711.

Stereotype. (n.d.). Merriam-Webster. Retrieved April 29, 2014, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereotype

Wake Forest University. (2010, August 3). What you say about others says a lot about you, research shows. ScienceDaily. April 29, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100802165441.htm.
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