(Answered) PSYC315N Week 3 Discussion: A Picture of Perception


PSYC315N Social Psychology

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 4, 6
  • Lesson
  • Images from lesson
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)

Initial Post Instructions
Let’s revisit the images we looked at in the lesson this week. Share with the class a summary of the notes and thoughts you had when deciding how to perceive the individuals depicted. What was your assessment of them? What factors related to social psychology and perceptions of others led you to think that? What other information might you have wanted to know to make a more accurate assessment?

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Specifically, when responding to peers, consider an alternative way to perceive the person(s) in the picture. Share what factors might have led to misperceptions about that person?


The first picture looks like an Asian man, making or preparing something. My perception is that he is preparing something so he can cook something later. He is likely to be poor but has accepted that this is the way his life is and he content with it. My perception is based upon a countless number of Asian cooking and travel shows I have seen on TV. I feel like I have seen this type of person down by a river getting ready to fish. The charcoal color on his fingers makes me think he’s getting ready to smoke some fish for his family.…….please click the icon below to purchase full answer at $5