PERCEIVED REALITY

an individual's subjective experience of reality, in comparison to objective, exterior reality. Patient-centered, humanistic-existential, and corresponding phenomenological theories postulate that people act in alignment with understood, instead of objective, reality.

PERCEIVED REALITY: "I'd like to hear the patient's account and get to know his perceived reality."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PERCEIVED REALITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/perceived-reality/ (accessed November 12, 2019).
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