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11: Discovering, Examining and Improving Our Reality
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- 11.1: Is What We Are Arguing Real or an Illusion?
- 11.2: What is Reality
- 11.3: The Perception Process
- All disagreements between human beings occur as a result of differing realities generated from the same environment. The perception process is the method we use to create our reality from our environment. We all create our realities of people, events, and things in our environment internally using the three steps of perception: selecting, sorting and interpreting data from the external environment.
- 11.4: Selecting and Sorting Filters
- Why don’t two people look at the same environment and “see” the same thing? The stimuli from the environment go through a selecting and sorting process allowing some to pass and others to fade away. There are a variety of “filters” that act on these cognitions.
- 11.5: Psychological Factors Influencing Our Interpretation
- 11.6: Reality Testing
- 11.7: Stasis
- 11.8: The Focus of This Chapter