Choose a recent interaction that you’ve had in which a misperception or misunderstanding occurred
Write a brief description of the situation and the misperception or misunderstanding that occurred, using as much specific detail as possible. This part of the paper should be ONE PARAGRAPH and can function as the introduction to your paper.
Next, analyze the situation in terms of the barriers to accurate perception presented in Adler and Proctor (2016), common tendencies in perception (pp. 120-123). Specifically, identify the two perception problems or barriers you think most impacted the situation. Explain/define each of these problems/barriers and then discuss how that problem/barrier led to misperception that occurred.
Finally, describe what strategies for improving interpersonal perception would be most helpful in preventing the misperception from occurring again in the future (see Adler & Proctor, 2016, pp. 123-135). Make sure you describe specific behaviors that would go with each strategy you describe. This paper should be 3-5 pages in length; the description of the situation and the misperception that occurred should be about one paragraph.