1. Discuss a time when your perception of a person or situation led to a misunderstanding. How might understanding the perception process have helped change the outcome?
2. Name two stereotypes you've encountered, including both a situation where you were stereotyped and where you stereotyped another person. What were the situations and how did the stereotypes affect your ability to communicate clearly?
3. How will understanding another person's perceptions help you to be a more effective communicator?
4. Discuss a situation that you have been in where a difference of opinion or misunderstanding existed due to physiological factors.
5. Discuss a situation that you have been in where a difference of opinion or misunderstanding existed due to psychologicall factors.
Also comment on Lyra McKee's talk about having "difficult conversations" as a means to change perception. This is one of my favorite talks from this course. It feels extremely relevant to my personal work and as well as to the current call for immense systemic change in our country. Lyra points out that connection, conversation and personal narratives are the way back to each other.