As we view the world, we all have a different perception about how we see and feel about it. Many people have different mind sets. Sometimes someone can be having a bad time in their life and many things are going wrong. Their perception of the world could be hate and anger towards it. They could think the world is working against them, making many things seem negative. Many people in a bad state of mind or ones feeling guilty could take what someone else is saying the wrong way. On the other hand, positive and happy people who are in a good place in their lives could view the world as a magical place. When going outside and looking at nature they could see the bright, colorful flowers, trees, and even the blue sky. They could even view rain as relaxing rather than depressing. People can take the good out of others and accept their flaws, or they can see others flaws and bring them down, sometimes just to make themselves feel better. This quote is the perfect example of how people view the world and the things around them depending on what state of mind they are in.
The psychology of Perception involves the interaction of our senses and our conscious mind. Perception is involved in every aspect of our lives as we make decisions and judgments based on what we experience. If you study diligently you will leave this course with a broad understanding of sensation and perception. From this general understanding you will be able to further investigate areas of interest by means of literature review and research on specific topics.