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30 Cards in this Set

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The Principle that asserts that object that are physically close to each other will be perceived as a unit or goup.
The Process of communication that uses messages to generate meaning within the self.
Any Interference in the encoding and decoding processes that reduces the clarity of a message.
The sustained focus we give to a stimuli we deem important.
The study of the way humans use language to evoke meaning in others.
A polite , more pleasamt expression used instead of a socially unacceptable form.
Identifying the uniqueness of objects, events, and people.
This type of error occurs when we make judgements about other people's successes and failures: when other people fail, we assume it is because of their personal failure; when they suceed we assume it is because of a situation in which they find themselves( luck, timing, etc).
Fundamental Attribution
Cultural context that emphasizes the source of communication, with intentions stated overtly.
Specifying when you make an observation, since everything changes over time.
A systematic arrangement of symbols used ti create meanings in the mind of another person.
Type of questions that permits freedom in the length and nature of the response.
Movements that substitute for words and phrases.
Type of interview question that requires interviewees to describe how they would be have in specific instances.
A generalization of all attributes based on one attribute, which can be positive or negative.
Halo Effect
Type of resume format often recommended for college graduates because they typically lack related job experience.
The belief that another culture should be judged by its context rather than measured against your own culture
cultural relativism
The study of the way people use, organize and respond to time.
The idea that your past experiences lead you to see the world in a way that is difficult to change---our initial perceptions persist
perceptual constancy
The verbal or nonverbal form of the idea, thought, or feeling that one person wishes to communicate to another person.
Feedback in which others treat us in a manner consistent with who we believe we are.
The study of language as it is used in a social context, including its effects on the communicators.
The process of assigning meaning to the idea or through in a code.
The tendency to expose ourselves to information that reinforces rather than contradicts our beliefs or opions.
selective exposure
Theory that suggests we develop relationships on the basis of their rewards and costs.
Social exchange
Feedback in which others fail to respond to our notion of self by responding neutrally.
According to Maslow, the fulfillment or one's potential as a person.
The principle that elements are grouped together because they share attributes such as size, color or shape.
The picture you have of yourself, the sort of person you believe you are.
Type of Code that consists of all symbols that are not words, including bodily movements, facial expressions, gestures, etc.
Non verbal