How Do You See Me? Understanding the Perception Process.
One concept that directly affects our interaction and communication with others is perception. Understanding how the perception process works as well as understanding how and why we tend to view people in very specific ways are both important components for improving our communication practices and understanding that our perceptions may not always be correct. Through a series of personal questions, students are challenged to critically evaluate their own perceptions of the instructor. The variety of answers given by students helps them to appreciate how perceptions differ from person to person as well as to evaluate how their own personal experiences, values, expectations, self-concepts, etc. affect the way they perceive others.