ERIC Number: ED125011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Perception and Communication.
The purpose of this booklet is to provide a summary of perception research and to suggest practical applications which will improve students' and teachers' communication ability. The "theory" section of this work is devoted to the definition of perception as a selective process, dependent on such factors as acuity of sensory equipment, physical point of view, psychophysical condition, past experience, and present needs and purposes. The manner in which perception is used in communication and basic principles such as continuity, proximity, perceptual constancy, and figure-ground relationship which influence perception are also examined. The "practice" section includes exercises suitable for classroom implementation in sensitivity, nonverbal perception, listening, and awareness. (KS)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cognitive Processes, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Interaction Process Analysis, Learning Activities, Perception, Secondary Education, Sensitivity Training
Speech Communication Association, 5205 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Va. 22041 ($1.40 members, $1.50 non-members)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.; Speech Communication Association, Annandale, VA.
Note: Theory into Practice (TIP) Series