Communication: Meaning of Life and Words

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KENYA INSTITUTE OF STUDIES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
NAIROBI CAMPUS
COURSE: DIPLOMA IN CRIMINOLOGY/DLM
MODULE: COMMUNICATION
TASK 1: EXPLAIN HOW WORDS CAN DICTATE PREJUDICE AND PERCEPTION
NAME: DENNIS OKODOI OJUMA
ADMISSION NUMBER: 8034
TRAINERS NAME: JACINTA WARINGA
DATE SUBMITTED:1/02/2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction………………………………………. 2
How words dictate prejudice and perception…….. 3,4,5,6
Conclusion…………………………………………. 7
References…………………………………………..8

INTRODUCTION
The words we use and the order in we use them give particular meaning to our communication. There are certain occasions when the meaning is clear even though the words used are technically wrong. But you cannot be certain that everyone with whom you
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Our selective processes allow us to add delete or change stimuli so that we can avoid dealing with certain information. Wrong use of words can also lead to a process called selective perception which is the tendency to see hear and believe only what u want.
Words can help us form first impression about people thus first impressions can dramatically affect perception about people…”you will find that people usually attribute positive qualities to persons A, selecting a descriptive word with very positive connotations in contrast, persons B is often perceived as possessing negative qualities and for this reason the word chosen to describe B has also negative connotations” (gamble 2002)
Perhaps the most difficult thing with words is that they can mean two different things to two different people, and they do not have the opportunity to query it immediately. Benjamin Disraeli, the first English prime minister of Jewish descend and a brilliant novelist used to reply in this words to admires who send him large manuscripts of their own in the hopes

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