social perception is the process of interpreting and understanding information about others based on their behavior, traits, and situational cues. It involves making judgments and forming impressions about individuals and groups

it is one aspect of Social Cognition

Components of Social Perception

  1. Observation and Interpretation
  2. Forming Impressions
  3. Stereotyping and Prejudice
  4. Non-verbal communication
  5. Emotional Perception