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Phase 1 Individual Project 1 Running Head: PHASE 1 INDIVIDUAL PROJECT: SENSE VS. PERCEPTION Phase 1 Individual Project: Sense vs. Perception Chris Normand Colorado Technical University Psychology 105-06 Prof. Tracy Barrand April 9, 2010
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Phase 1 Individual Project 2 Abstract It is the purpose of this paper to explain the field of psychology, and the benefit one may gain from its study. I will explain psychology, biological psychology, and discuss what makes psychology a science. I will discuss the difference between sensation and perception. I will also discuss the difference between innate and learned perception, giving examples of psychological and cultural factors, such as individual needs, beliefs, emotions, and/or expectations, which influence each.
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Phase 1 Individual Project 3 Phase 1 Individual Project: Sense vs. Perception Since time began, or at least since humans have existed, humankind has tried to explain and understand how the mind operates and understand the differences (emotionally and intellectually) between individuals. Psychology is the scientific study and interpretation of human development, behavior, and mental processes (Intro into Psychology, 2010, para. 2). It seems as though Psychology could not possibly be a science as it deals with the abstract processes of individual thought. However, by studying those processes collectively, scientists are able to intellectually and systematically describe and explain (or hypothesize about) this portion of the physical world known as “Human Behavior.” In short, Psychology is the scientific study of how humans think, behave, and feel (Intro into Psychology, 2010, para. 8-9). The specialized field of Biological Psychology is the scientific study of the internal functions of one’s body and how those processes, (even to the cellular level), affect behavior, emotion, and thoughts (Biological Influences of Psychology, 2010, para. 2). For instance, a person that has trouble arriving anywhere on time may be a person that never suffered ill consequences, as a child growing up, for being late (Biological Influences of Psychology, 2010, para. 4). Take the example of my Aunt that could never be on time for anything including work. She was invariably late to every appointment, every birthday party, every church service, and so on. She has long passed on from this life and I now know why she was always late. As a child, she was always very sick with asthma. She missed a lot of school and never received punishment for staying in bed
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Phase 1 Individual Project 4 late due to her illness. Of course, she could not help being sick, but her behavior was
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