How Perception Influences the Communication Process


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What is perception?

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1. Which one of the following provides a reason or cause for an action by assigning explanations to events?

2. Inaccurate generalizations that are used to judge people are called what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the vocabulary surrounding the concept of how perception affects communication. Some of the vocabulary terms you'll be assessed on include perception, stereotyping, and halo effect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on identifying the correct definitions for the following terms, and vice-versa:

  • Perception
  • What assigns explanations to events to explain actions
  • Inaccurate generalizations for judging people
  • When we assume that a beautiful person is also nice
  • Projections

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how perception affects communication
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as perception and projections
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of distortions that can cause communication problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about what we think we see or know and how it impacts what we say, review the accompanying lesson on How Perception Affects Communication. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define perception
  • Know three factors that affect perception
  • Define Attribution Theory and find an example of Attribution Theory
  • Define distortions and identify three types of distortions