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  • Stereotypes In Person Perception
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    Person Perception The mental processes we use to form judgements and draw conclusions about the characteristics and motives of other people are called person perception. If you break it down a person is a human and perception is the process of integrating or organizing and interpreting sensations. This, in short, means that person perception is the clues we draw to judge another person. It is forming impressions on someone without getting to know them first. Person perception is an active and su...
  • Distinctions Between Visual Sensation And Visual Perception
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    Visual sensation differs from visual perception even though the two processes form a sequence. Our brain obtains meaning from what we look at through the process of sensation and perception (Grivas Down & Carter pg 77). Though the two systems interact they both serve a different purpose. Sensation is a physiological process which involves the " reception and transduction of information and its transmission to the brain". (Grivas Down & Carter pg 77). In other words sensation involves collecting ...
  • Social Perception
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    PERCEPTION Perception is defined as how you look at others and the world around you. Being able to select, organize and intercept information starts the perceptual process. Perception affects the way people communicate with others. An individual's pattern of thinking can affect their perception of others. Most people communicate best with people of similar cultures. The articles that I read discussed Social Perception. Social Perception was described as interpreting information about other peopl...
  • Figure Ground Perception
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    Visual perception and visual sensation are both interactive processes, although there is a significant difference between the two processes. Sensation is defined as the stimulation of sense organs Visual sensation is a physiological process which means that it is the same for everyone. We absorb energy such as electro magnetic energy (light) or sound waves by sensory organs such as eyes. This energy is then transducer into electro chemical energy by the cones and rods (receptor cells) in the ret...
  • Non Conscious Knowledge Structures
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    -1957-Significant increases in soft drink and popcorn sales are noted after directives to 'Drink Coke' and 'Eat Popcorn' were subliminally projected onto a movie screen over a six week period. The duration of the messages were so short that they were never consciously perceived. Despite admission of a hoax, the sales of popcorn rose 57.7% and the sales of Coca-Cola reportedly rose 18.1%. (Williamson, 1984) -1985-The families of two boys who committed suicide sued musicians Judas Priest, for alle...

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