Friday, 16 May 2014



A few lessons ago, we have learned Chapter 2 in Positive Psychology. My lecturer, Sir Anwari has taught us about Perception.


Well, the definition of perception is continuous process of life. Meaning that none one person can have the same perception but even if they do, some things may differ. I always used to class myself as someone who was ‘realistic’ but after contemplating this further I realised that the term ‘realistic’ means something very different entirely. It is also the impression that others give you and what project to others. Impression is some kind of feeling, sense towards a person or something. For an example, a person saw a snake, they will scream and run.

There are 5 stages of separate perception:
  1. Stimulation. [You sense, you pick up some kind of stimulation].
  2. Organization. [You organise the stimuli in some way].
  3. Interpretation Evaluation. [You interpret & evaluate what you perceive].
  4. Memory. [You store your perception in memory].
  5. Recall. [You retrieve it when needed].

1Sensory Stimulation occurs:

There are 3 stages for sensory stimulation to occur. First of all, our sensory organs are stimulated. As we learned in primary – and some in high school, there are 5 types of sensory organs, which is:

From these 5 senses, we can hear a recoding, smell perfumes, taste a slice of pizza and also meet someone that we have not seen for years. Therefore, you can perceived something meaningful and not perceiving what is not meaningful by apply in selective perception; there are selective attention and also selective exposure.

Let’s me summaries for the two types of selective perception J

Selective Attention
-   Attend to those things that you anticipate will fulfill your needs or will prove enjoyable. For an example, you participated a charity run to fulfill your goals and achieved to get a first place.

Selective exposure

- Tend to exposure yourself to information that will confirm your existing beliefs that will contribute to your goals or objectives. In other words, it will satisfy us more.

Moving on, Sir Anwari also provided us sme examples for a better understanding regarding the concept of perception. I’ll put some pictures like what he showed to us. From these pictures, what can you see? How many pictures in one picture? Based on researchers, it says that only some people who can see some of the pictures and some can see all of it.


 These are the things we learned in the previous Human Communication class. We gained some knowledge throughout the lecture class. 

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