Eval and Judge

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There are several different methods that we evaluate and judge other people. Fist we have to get an impression of someone before we begin to evaluate or judge them. There are several different characteristics we notice right away when we first meet someone, such as how well they are dressed and how well they take care of themselves as far as grooming. We put each of these characteristics into a schema. A schema is a set of expectations about something that is based on past experiences and is assumed to correct about everything in that category (Maisto & Morris, 2010). If this person’s appearance is unkempt, then we will assume that they are someone who just does not care about their appearance, but something else may be causing this person to become a slob that we are unaware of. There is a self-fulfilling prophecy that is the process by which we expect something from someone, such as expecting them to be friendly, and we act as if they are friendly. This person will then show us friendly traits (Maisto & Morris, 2010).
Stereotyping is another way that we evaluate people. Stereotypes are a set of characteristics that are believed to be shared by all members of a specific social category. People who believe that those who live out in the country are stupid, inbred and all farmers; this is a form of stereotyping (Maisto & Morris, 2010). With these different ways we evaluating and judging people, we expect different things from everyone. If we saw someone who kept their appearance perfect and didn’t have a hair out of place, their clothes were clean and pressed then we would automatically assume that their house or their personal space would be in perfect pristine order. We attribute these various forms of behaviors to different things, like whether the described behavior is caused by an internal attribute or an external attribute. We also rely on three different…...

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