Correct and Incorrect Perceptual Hypothesis.

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Paper on personal experiences with correct and incorrect perceptual hypothesis for PSY 200.

Prior View on Perception

Prior to reading chapter three in Media and Research Update Psychology, Third Edition I thought of perception simply as the way I saw something through my own eyes and the way I understood what someone was saying or how they would say it. I never realized that there are so many other factors that make up the way I perceive people, places, objects and even life. Up until now I always thought of depth just as how far someone could or could not see, never once thinking of depth perception as three - dimensional. Chapter three, although I did not understand all parts, will make me look at life in a different way, more detailed and not taking anything for face value any longer. I am astonished to realize that the mind actually goes through all these processes for me to see what is in only a picture.

Correct Perceptual Hypothesis

Out of everything I perceive through out my days, both at work and at home I feel that the best correct perception comes from reading e-mails. I know that this seems strange but somehow I am able to pick up on the sender of an e-mails attitude. When I read an e-mail nine out of ten times I can perceive that the senders mood, attitude, urgency of the e-mail or positivism is. Through out my eight hours at work I am asked by my co-workers, at least fifty times, to read an e-mail that was sent to them. Without knowing who sent the e-mail or any prior correspondences, I can inform my co-workers if the sender is being hostile or if this is a matter of urgency, whether the sender is being...