Impression Formation (Six factors of interpersonal perception (Primacy…
Six factors of interpersonal perception
Making a prediction that comes true
Tells you which characteristics someone has
Leads you to see what you expect to see
If what happens most recent influences you
For example, my sister got me in trouble last week but then was nice to me lately. I'm not still mad at her for getting me in trouble because I'm not holding a grudge, its the past.
For example, I try to go to the gym everyday around the same time so my body is on a time standard.
Attribution of control
Try to explain the reason for someones behavior
For example, when someone says, "He's being naughty because he didn't get his nap today" they are coming up with a reason for the actions.
Increasing accuracy in impression formation
Analyze your impressions
When I first meet someone, I make a first impression, and if its wrong, I have an open mind and am willing to change it.
Ask and interact with someone to lessen your uncertainty of the person.
For example, when I first met my best friend Cassie, I didn't think we would get a long at all until we talked. I changed my idea about her and now we are really close.
Confirm you perspective of the person and get others opinions
Increase cultural sensitivity
Become aware and sensitive to cultural differences
Impression formation processes
The way you perceive someone to be and evaluate them
Everyone does this when they first meet someone. We make an assumption about someone based on a first impression and evaluate their characteristics