1 Perception

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Individual & family systems receive information through 4 major processes 1. Perceiving (Perception) 2. Spacing (Space & Time) 3. Valuing (Values & Beliefs) 4. Deciding (Decision Making)
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Perception
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Definitions Perception --process of meaningfully organizing sensations to gain useable picture of world Perceiving --active process of interpreting & giving meaning to the environment
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Perceiving Seeing an image Taking in sensory stimulation (input) Organization of materials (process) Some type of action (output)
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Filtering Process involves: Physical Social Individual Factors
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Physical Factors Information from environment is received through the body’s physical sensory mechanisms Input forms an image & is interpreted for understanding through 2 processes:
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Social Factors Perceptions--filtered through the social system Language limits & influences meanings we establish
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Individual Factors Abilities & experiences influence a person’s meanings & interpretation processes Assumptions about human behavior Expectations Knowledge Personal Moods
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3 steps used to attach meaning to experiences 1. Selection n Intensity n Repetition n Motivation
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2. Organization n Arrange data in a meaningful way n Age of perceiver
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Interpretation
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course FAD 3271 taught by Professor Caroldaring during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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