Perception Checking Assignment

Apply perception-checking as a tool for developing empathy


One of our course objectives is to apply interpersonal communication skills in an actual interaction outside of our class time. I want to make sure that you will have the opportunity to apply perception checking with an individual other than the person involved in your journal/journal synthesis assignment and who is not a member of this class. The interaction may be face-to-face or mediated (using electronic device).

Your paper should:

  1. 1. Define perception-checking with a connotative (personal understanding) and a denotative (lecture or Adler textbook) definition. Cite your reference properly immediately after the denotative definition and at the end of your paper.
  2. Describe the circumstance in which perception-checking was used (who, what, where, when).
  3. Provide an example of how you used perception-checking, employing direct quotation from your interaction.
  4. Describe the perceived effect of your use of perception-checking (what happened as a result).
  5. Analyze the reason you believe perception-checking resulted in the effect you noticed.