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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_impression_(psychology)

In psychology, a first impression is the event when one person first encounters another person and forms a mental image of that person. Impression accuracy varies depending on the observer and the target (person, object, scene, etc.) being observed. [unreliable medical source?] First impressions are based on a wide range of characteristics: age, race, culture, language, gender, physical ...

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Initial Impression Formation Learning Objectives. Describe how people use behaviors and traits to form initial perceptions of others. Explore research about forming impressions from thin slices of information. ... First impressions: Making up your mind after a 100ms exposure to a face.

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Impression formation in social psychology refers to the process by which individual pieces of information about another person are integrated to form a global impression of the individual (i.e. how one person perceives another person). Underlying this entire process is the notion that an individual expects unity and coherence in the personalities of others.

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Impression formation is a term which is used in psychology. This is the process by which people form opinions and beliefs of others. Solomon Asch greatly influenced the area of study on impression formation in the 1940s. The area of person perception is closely related to impression formation.

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Impression formation is the process by which we form an overall impression of someone’s character and abilities based on available information about their traits and behaviors. For example, if a new employee in our office shows up to her first day of work in a messy, wrinkled outfit, we may judge her negatively and expect her work to be ...

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“Primacy Effects on Impression Formation” by Young K. Lee. California State University, Fullerton. Primacy effects on personality impression formation should dictate that the first words on a list of words would have a stronger effect than subsequent words when forming personality impressions.

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Behavioral Implications of First Impressions. Despite the large literature on the formation of and change in first impressions, less is known about their behavioral consequences (for a review, see Harris & Garris, 2008). Much of the existing research has focused on behavioral consequences of first impressions related to an existing stigma.

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New research suggests that first impressions are so powerful that they are more important than fact. A new study found that even when told whether a person was gay or straight, people identified a ...

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Solomon Asch may be best known in social psychology for his 1951 Conformity Studies in which he brought participants into a room with seven confederates—actors pretending to be other participants—and had them recount the length of a line.Before demonstrating that normative pressure can lead people to lie, Asch was one of the foremost researchers on impression formation.

www.psychologytoday.com/.../201302/the-power-first-impressions

First impressions is, in part, an explanation of bias. We tend to give the benefit of the doubt to those who are either like us (family, etc.) or to those who have made a good first impression. It ...