Perception in Interpersonal Communication (Stage Two: Organization…
Perception in Interpersonal Communication
Stage One: Stimulation
Do things that will fulfill your needs or be enjoyable
For example, daydreaming. I tend to find myself day dreaming when I'm bored or if I'm really passionate about something and keep thinking about it.
Expose yourself to messages that will confirm your beliefs and objectives.
For example, avoiding something that will remind you of a bad decision you made.
Stage Two: Organization
For example, me and my best friend Cassie are always together. People know that and always ask where the other is at if we aren't together.
Things that look physically alike, are perceived to be together
Things that look opposite, are thought to not belong together
For example, people think that since me and my sister don't look much a like, we aren't related.
Stage Three: Interpretation-Evaluation
Influenced by your experiences, needs, wants, values, etc.
Stage Four: Memory
Being able to remember and retrieve information
For example, memorizing information for a test or your family members birthdays.
Stage Five: Recall
Recalling consistent info
Likely to fail to recall info that is inconsistent
Likely to recall info that is different form your original stereotype