Organizing the observation and perception process - feelings, attitudes and instincts
The third element that is important in the process of perception is personal feelings, attitudes and instincts. Emotions experienced by humans can significantly distort the perception of the stimulus. An example is the reception of various testimonies in the courtroom, or the evaluation of a sporting event. Both, excess negative and positive emotions can disrupt the accuracy of perception. Similarly, instincts (e.g. craving) distort the image of reality. Apart from the stimuli evolving within the human body, other humans and their suggestions can also disrupt the process of perception.