SELECTIVE PERCEPTION

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Method wherein individuals select from the endless variety of stimuli provided to the sensory faculties at any one point in time which one or few stimuli will be witnessed. See: attention. See also: motivational selectivity.

SELECTIVE PERCEPTION: "Paying attention to one stimulus when others are present is an example of selective perception."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SELECTIVE PERCEPTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/selective-perception/ (accessed June 25, 2022).

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