Discuss an example of a time when one of the six influences on perception (starting on page 72) caused you to misperceive someone or something in a work situation.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS

The Impact of Perception

Discuss an example of a time when one of the six influences on perception (starting on page 72) caused you to misperceive someone or something in a work situation. What could you have done differently? Also, discuss a time when you were misperceived by someone else and explain why you believe this happened. What could you do to change that misperception? Please be sure to include terms from the Reading in your response

STUDENT 1

Polly Calloway

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Unit 3 Discussion

One of the six influences on perception that has caused me to misperceive someone is expectations. Our expectations also affect what we notice (Bargh, 1999) (Wood 73). This is so true in very many difShow More

One of the six influences on perception that has caused me to misperceive someone is expectations.

Our expectations also affect what we notice (Bargh, 1999) (Wood 73). This is so true in very many different ways. When I was a city police officer back in 2008 my chief expected us to write a certain amount of seat belt tickets during the campaign click it or ticket. I would not write seat belt tickets unless children did not have a seat belt on or was not in the proper child restraint system. I did this because I did not feel that it was right that as an officer I did not have to wear my seat belt but that I had to enforce that others did wear a seat belt. I could of at this time to make my Chief happy wore my seat belt and wrote seat belt tickets. This would have made it where I reached his expectations that he held.

A time where my expectations have been misperceived was just last night. I allowed my 8-year-old soon since it was a summer night to stay up late. My expectations for him was to go to bed at 0300. When I got up this morning at 0600 my son was still up and had never went to bed. My son’s age could have had influences on his perception. (Wood 73) We have had a nice little chat that mom tells you a certain time because we have things that we have to do. He has decided that tonight he will not play PlayStation that he will go to bed when mom goes to bed. He told me that because he did not listen to what I expected him to do that he could lose my trust and that I may not let him stay up late ever again.

Reference:

Wood, Julia T. Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters, 7th Edition. Cengage Learning, 20120101. VitalBook file.