Selective Exposure Theory & Public Speaking Video


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What is it called when a listener will prefer and focus on the information that confirms the individual's perceptions on a certain topic?

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1. What is a position that is founded on our empirical perceptions of the world?

2. What is the thing on which a person places the most emphasis, or importance?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Our beliefs and values influence our ability to accept and process new information. Speakers and audience members who understand selective exposure theory can use that self-awareness to share or consider new information more effectively. Before, during, or after the lesson, use this interactive quiz and worksheet to help you focus on the vocabulary and concepts related to the selective exposure theory.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on vocabulary such as:

  • Selective exposure theory
  • Belief
  • Value
  • Cognitive dissonance
  • Attitude
  • Opinion

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding attitudes and opinions
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as selective exposure theory and cognitive dissonance
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast ideas such as beliefs and values

Additional Learning

To learn more about this theory, review lesson titled Selective Exposure Theory & Public Speaking. Objectives addressed include:

  • Understand how the selective exposure theory explains how people perceive new information
  • Know how cognitive dissonance impacts perception
  • Define and differentiate between values and beliefs and attitudes and opinions
  • Apply knowledge of the selective exposure theory to improve the effectiveness of sharing and receiving new information