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Examine the concepts of perception and attention. Address the following items in your examination.

1) Break down the perceptual organizational process. (200 Word Count)
2) Analyze the nature of the attention process. (300 Word Count)

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(1) Break down the perceptual organizational process

A definition provided for perception is that it is, "The set of processes by which we recognize, organize and make sense of the sensations we receive from environmental stimuli (Epstein & Rogers, 1995 as cited in Sternberg, 2006).The perceptual processes are based upon Gestalt principles that were utilized to organize objects into coherent groups. These principles have their foundation in the structural approach that held that sensations are made up of the building blocks of perceived form. This approach focused on how elements interacted, and emphasized how whole structures were broken into component parts. Later as the Gestalt principles were used to explain perception, approaches to learning focused on size, shape and depth of objects, and the process of ...

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