Perception in Interpersonal Communication (Stage Two: Organization…
Perception in Interpersonal Communication
Stage One: Stimulation
Attend to those things that you think you anticipate will fulfill your needs
For example: when something isn't interesting to me, I tend to space of and not hear what the person said.
Exposing yourself to messages that will confirm your existing beliefs, objectives, etc.
For example: I look at reviews before and after I order something to determine if the thing I ordered is working.
Stage Two: Organization
Things that are physically similar are perceived to be together
Things that look different from each other, are assumed not to be together
For example: my sister and I don't look much a like so people don't think we are related
Stage Three: Interpretation-Evaluation
Influenced by your experiences, needs, wants, values, and beliefs
Stage Four: Memory
Information stored so you can retrieve it later
For example: I am not good at remembering dates and when things happened but I can remember a secret or personal information someone told me.
Stage Five: Recall
Recalling info based on your stereotype
Not likely to recall info that is inconsistent with your stereotype
Most likely to recall info that makes you think about your stereotype