Factors Influence One's Perception

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Perception is the process by which individuals organise and interpret their sensory impressions in order to give meaning to their environment. Perception is classified under social cognition, the brain’s ability to store and process available information associated with a person. Aside from available information, people within an organisation with different beliefs can account for a variety of perceptions under the Attribution Theory, In this essay, I will develop a clear representation of the factors and variables that influence one’s perception and judgements of others in workplace scenarios. Firstly, I will explore the relevance of The Attribution Theory.
The Attribution Theory supposes that people attempt to understand the behaviour of others by attributing feelings, beliefs, and intentions to them. (Heider, 1958)
When we observe labourers in a workplace, we attempt to develop explanations of why they behave in specific ways. Our perception and judgment of a worker's actions will be significantly influenced by the assumption we
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This tendency explains why we are more likely to recognise an employee who wears the same uniform every day or why a manager shouts at some employees and not others who are acting in the same way. This is because we can’t pay attention to everything around us we are vulnerable to selective perception. Since we cannot deceive all that we observe, we only process some information. But the information we take in is not chosen randomly rather, they are selectively chosen according to our interests, background experiences and attitudes. Selective perception allows us to “speed-read” people in the workplace, but not without the danger of drawing a false image. In account we perceive what we want to perceive, we can draw unreasonable conclusions from an obscure
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