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The Amazing Catch

I will use the three stages of the perception process to identify the process I followed in determining whether or not the situation shown in the video is possible. The video shows a ball girl scaling the back wall of a baseball field and catching a home run. I believe that the ball girl catch was real; I will explain how I used the three stages of perception to come to my conclusion. I will also describe the characteristics of each step, and information I focused on.
Before I begin with my conclusion I feel it would be best to explain the perception process, and how the stages work together. I will later define the stages and characteristics of each, and explain how they pertain to the ball girl catching the ball. The first stage of the Perception process is selection. Selection is when something sticks out from normal, and is brought to your attention and you decide it warrants further investigation. Once something is brought to your attention, the second step of the Perception process is organization. Organization is how you categorize and quantify the information that is brought to your attention. After you have organized the information your third step in the Perception process is interpretation. Interpretation is your final conclusion on the information or situation you have observed.
The first step in the stages of the perception process is selection. Selection is defined as the process of attending to a stimulus (Kory 109); this means something is brought to your attention as something you would possibly want to investigate further. In this video, selection would be the ball girl jumping up the wall and catching a home run. The characteristics of selection that are used are unusual or unexpected in intensity. Unusual or unexpected makes a stimulus stand out, in this video it applies to her jumping up the wall. I have watched many…...

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