Interpersonal Communication – Week 3 Assignment
Perception and Cognitive Schemata
This week for your essay pick one person in your life and share who they are to (are you close to them, just met them, etc.). Think back to one conversation with them and share it briefly (look for nonverbal communication and things they were wearing, how their body language was, etc.).
Then review the Cognitive Schemata diagram in Chapter 3. Share what you’d put in the four categories about that person (prototypes, personal construct, stereotype, and script). What helped you to create those perceptions of that person?
The cognitive schemata can help to organize our perceptions but you’ll personally interpret what they mean. Next in your paper interpret your perceptions. What attributions, influences impacted your perception? Remember to be honest in your papers to gather true insight. Provide detailed analysis incorporation of the readings/textbook material into your paper to show your understanding of the material. If outside sources are used, proper citation of the source should be included.
Your paper should be 500 – 750 words (roughly 2 – 3 pages double spaced) double spaced and font Times New Roman size 12.