Perception Of Interpersonal Communications And The Five Stages

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When I registered for the class, I said to myself, “What else is there to learn about communication? I use it all the time so it should be a piece of cake!” After taking this class, I realized there is so much more to communication than just opening my mouth and letting the words flow right out. There are three main lessons that I thought were very valuable and will help me throughout life: perception in interpersonal communications and the five stages, the process of listening, and interpersonal conflict and the stages to manage conflict. Perception in Interpersonal Communications is a process on how we see ourselves and how we see others. Perception is an active process because we become aware of objects, events and people through our senses. Perception guides our communication choices with five stages. Stage one is Stimulation. Stimulation is where our sensory organs are stimulated. Stage two is Organization; we use shortcuts to organize information. Stage three is Interpretation-Evaluation; perception is influences by our experiences, needs, wants, beliefs, expectations, etc. Stage four is Memory; this stage is where we put evaluations into memory that way later on we can use this information. Lastly, stage five is Recall; this is where we access the information that we stored in memory to recreate perception (DeVito, 2015). Because I now understand how perception causes me to see myself and others, my communication and choices shall be transformed. Many people…

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