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Implication of Mood on Perception

In terms of someone's worldview, I would like to ask you to consider the importance how our own perceptions not only inform our behaviors but also the relevance of certain aspects in the environment over others. For example, someone's attitude, particularly in light of one's mood, is a useful and pragmatic way to consider the impact of one's mood on perceptions. At the cognitive level, how do you think such a view not only informs subsequent processes such as memory or vision, both within the physical and intuitive sense? In addition, what would you suggest are the implications of one's mood -- either negative or positive -- on your ability to be objective and unbiased in perceiving aspects of a phenomenon?

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(a) At the cognitive level, how do you think such a view not only informs subsequent processes such as memory or vision, both within the physical and intuitive sense?

One way in which mood might inform memory is through emotions. Memory involves the ability of individuals to encode and later retrieve information. For instance, information is associated with the encoding (storing of information as memory) of information and emotional memory. On this basis, memory functions are linked to psychological illness such as acute stress and thought in cognitive functions. As an example, recent studies have explored the effect of drugs on emotional memory in the process of encoding and retrieving information. Research also suggests memory is linked to mood through theories of depression (Salemink & Wiers, 2011). According to Bolte, Goschke & Kuhl (2003), the way people process the ...

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This solution discusses how behaviors inform perceptions in one's environment.

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