Ch 3: Perception & Self-Awareness in Interpersonal Communication

About This Chapter

Watch informative video lessons to learn how perception and self-awareness apply to interpersonal communication. Take a multiple-choice quiz for self-assessment at the end of every lesson.

Perception & Self-Awareness in Interpersonal Communication - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The view of oneself that an individual has plays a pivotal role in how that person will communicate with the rest of the world. This chapter will teach you about individualized perceptions and the necessity of healthy self-awareness for good communication. Every lesson addresses aspects of these interrelated concepts and how they can affect human interaction. Take a short quiz following each lesson and feel free to contact an instructor with any questions. These lessons cover such topics as:

  • How communication can be improved
  • What factors influence perception
  • How personality traits affect communication
  • The Johari Window Model
  • Stages of perception
  • The Halo effect

Video Objective
Relationship Between Self-Concept, Self-Esteem & Communication Examine the relationship between concepts of self-identity and communication.
Being a Self-Aware and Adaptive Communicator Learn the traits of a self-aware, adaptive communicator.
The Johari Window Model of Group Dynamics Discover the Johari Window Model and see its application to groups.
What is Self-Esteem? - Definition & How to Improve It Get the facts on self-esteem.
Improving Communication Skills: Self-Disclosure, Listening & Non-Verbal Communication Explore ways to improve communication.
How Perception Influences the Communication Process Take a look at the effect that perception has on communication.
Stages of Perception: Stimulation, Organization, Interpretation, Memory & Recall Learn about the different stages of perception.
How Self-Fulfilling Prophecies Shape Interpersonal Communication Find out about the consequences of self-fulfilling prophecies in communication.
Implicit Personality Theory & the Halo Effect's Impact on Forming Impressions Discover the impact on impressions of the Implicit Personality Theory and the Halo Effect.
Impression Formation: Perceptual Accentuation, Primacy-Recency & Consistency See how these concepts affect the formation of impressions.
Perception, Bias & Interpreting Behavior Find out how personal interpretations are influenced by perceptions and biases.
Methods to Increase the Accuracy of Impressions Learn how to form accurate impressions.
Impression Management Strategies Discover various strategies dealing with personal impressions.

15 Lessons in Chapter 3: Perception & Self-Awareness in Interpersonal Communication
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Relationship Between Self-Concept, Self-Esteem & Communication

1. Relationship Between Self-Concept, Self-Esteem & Communication

One of the main things impacted by our self-concept and our self-esteem is our communication with other people. Find out how this works, and then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Social Development of Adults: Self Concept

2. Social Development of Adults: Self Concept

How would an adult think about his or her self-concept? In this lesson, we'll take a look at what makes up self-concept in adulthood, its changes over time, and how it relates to self-esteem and self-image.

Being a Self-Aware and Adaptive Communicator

3. Being a Self-Aware and Adaptive Communicator

To be an excellent speaker in the business world, you have to be self-aware and an adaptive communicator. This lesson will help you learn how to do that.

The Johari Window Model of Group Dynamics

4. The Johari Window Model of Group Dynamics

It's important to be able to work as a group, and the Johari Window can help. In this lesson, explore the Johari Window model, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

What Is Self-Esteem? - Definition & How to Improve It

5. What Is Self-Esteem? - Definition & How to Improve It

Feeling confident about yourself is called self-esteem. During the end of the 20th century, a self-esteem movement was geared at making children feel good about themselves. But did it work? What really improves a person's self-esteem?

How Perception Influences the Communication Process

6. How Perception Influences the Communication Process

Perception's effect on the communication process is all about how the same message can be interpreted differently by different people. Distortions, such as stereotypes, projections and halo effects, all affect worker relationships and productivity.

Perception, Bias & Interpreting Behavior

7. Perception, Bias & Interpreting Behavior

Have you ever wondered why two people can experience the same event, but give two different accounts of what happened? In this lesson, you will learn about how perception and bias play a role in how we interpret our world.

Stages of Perception: Stimulation, Organization, Interpretation, Memory & Recall

8. Stages of Perception: Stimulation, Organization, Interpretation, Memory & Recall

How do we perceive the world around us? In this lesson, you will explore the five stages of perception, discover how this process is unique to each person, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

How Self-Fulfilling Prophecies Shape Interpersonal Communication

9. How Self-Fulfilling Prophecies Shape Interpersonal Communication

In this lesson, you will explore the phenomenon of the self-fulfilling prophecy and discover how it relates to communication. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Implicit Personality Theory & the Halo Effect's Impact on Forming Impressions

10. Implicit Personality Theory & the Halo Effect's Impact on Forming Impressions

How do we form impressions? Why do we form impressions? Explore these questions through the implicit personality theory and the halo effect, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Impression Formation:  Perceptual Accentuation, Primacy-Recency & Consistency

11. Impression Formation: Perceptual Accentuation, Primacy-Recency & Consistency

How do we form impressions? It's an important question that gets to the root of how we perceive the world around us. Explore three factors in impression formation, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Methods to Increase the Accuracy of Impressions

12. Methods to Increase the Accuracy of Impressions

We form impressions of others all the time, and we want these to be accurate. Explore four strategies to improve impression accuracy, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Impression Management in Sociology: Theory, Definition & Examples

13. Impression Management in Sociology: Theory, Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will define the theory of impression management, examine the reasons people seek to influence others' perceptions and the ways they seek to accomplish it.

Self-Monitoring, Ingratiation, and Self-Handicapping: Definition & Examples

14. Self-Monitoring, Ingratiation, and Self-Handicapping: Definition & Examples

People often engage in ingratiation, self-handicapping, and self-monitoring in order to influence the way others view them. In this lesson, we'll take a closer look at some examples of each of these impression management behaviors.

Improving Communication Skills: Self-Disclosure, Listening & Non-Verbal Communication

15. Improving Communication Skills: Self-Disclosure, Listening & Non-Verbal Communication

Self-disclosure, listening, and nonverbal communication are three important conversation strategies people use. This lesson will discuss what they are, how they may be interpreted, and some tips for improving them.

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