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Impression Formation

  • By: Charles Pavitt
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

An impression is our image of another person, consisting of the beliefs that we have of that person's characteristics. These characteristics include descriptors for the person's personality (warm, curious), roles (mother, lawyer), physical attributes ...

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