The book we use in this class: Communication Pathways By: Joseph M. Valenzano III, Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post, Erin S. Parcell
PTP 3 – Perception and Self / Chapter 3
Instructions: After reading the textbook chapter, answer the prompts below. To receive full credit, each response should be written as a complete paragraph (5-7 sentences in length) and incorporate key concepts and vocabulary from the textbook. Save the file to your computer, and then upload a copy to Canvas to submit your responses. Be prepared to share some of your thoughts during our class discussion.
- Describe a time that you made some attributions, or assumptions, about the reasons that another person did something in which you later found out that you were wrong. What type of attributions did you make, and what were those assumptions? What were some of the other factors that you later discovered were influencing the situation? Why do you think you made a Fundamental Attribution Error in this situation?
- Find a video clip from a movie or TV show that you enjoy (on YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) that shows a situation that illustrates all four areas of the Johari window. Paste the link to the video clip or describe the timing of that clip here. Describe what is happening in the clip. What types of information belong in each of the four areas of the Johari window for the person shown in the clip? Over the course of the show or film, does any of that information move from one area to another?
- Describe a time that you had to engage in image management. What type of face did you seek to create in this situation?