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PerceptionDefinition: sensory experience of the world around usBrought to you through your 5 senses (feel, smell, touch, hearing, tasting)Selective Attention-Your capacity to register sensory stimuli is limited-You choose certain aspects of the environment to pay attention-Definition:“The ability to process certain of the stimuli available to us while filteringout other.”oArousal level (motivation level)oThreshold (short term or long term memory)Filters-Perceptual: actual physical and physiological limits due to human capacity.oLimits of our senses.-Psychological set: expectation based responses.oMotivation or interest.oPast experiences or expectations.Perception is an Active Process-Selective perception: an active, sense making process.How is perception ACTIVE?-We SELECT (stimuli that are intense, repetitious, or changing).-We ORGANIZE (expectation-based, complete sensible picture).-We INTERPRET (assign meaning unique to perceiver).Interpretation-Perception is evaluateoWe try to make sense of our perception and draw conclusions-Attention and Organization process affected thisSelf-perception (Impression Formation)-We “perceive” ourselves.-Many biases in self perception.oDifferent from those present when perceiving others.Self Concept-Def:“your relatively stable impression of yourself.”-Based on physical and psychological attributes.-Arrived at partly through feedback you get from others.-Also through social comparison-Theories on self concept-Looking Glass SelfoPocket-people-mirrors
-Self-Expansion Modeloexpand self through relations with others

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Term
Fall
Professor
Farrar
Tags
Psychology, self concept

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