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"Apperception" refers to the personal values and interests determining the mode in which an individual perceives self, others, and the world. The mode of perceiving is "biased" by convictions; thus, each individual has a "biased apperception" of both subjective and objective experience. The schema of biased apperception defines the individual's phenomenological field.

Excerpted with permission from Griffith, Jane & Powers, Robert L.

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