Shared Video & Thoughts…

Here’s an interesting TED talk, focused on the idea of whether we should trust our first impressions. Watch this, then compare it to the concepts covered in our chapter on identity (chapter 3). You may also use this when we cover chapters 4 (perception), 8 (culture), and 9 (Interpersonal communication).

Here’s the video

While at this task, check out this NPR news story focused on first impressions, as well.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/05/05/308349318/you-had-me-at-hello-the-science-behind-first-impressions

Does this alter your understanding of first impressions? If so, how? If not, what concepts do you trust?

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