Effects of Knowledge on Experience and Perception
Knowledge is attained as a person grows up from childhood to adulthood. It is a systematic process that results from the number and type of exposures an individual undergoes. Knowledge refers to that understanding, awareness, and familiarity regarding something or someone, such as descriptions, facts, skills and information (Burke, Karen, and Candra 24). It is acquired through education and experience by learning, perceiving, or discovering. Personal experience is the day-to-day sensory awareness and experience that one receives about the external and internal events and phenomena. It amounts to the sum of all experiences in a period of life of an individual. Perception refers to the interpretation, organization, and identification of sensory information that leads to representation and understanding of the environment. In a very direct way, perception refers to the way an individual understands or thinks about something or someone. There is a cause-effect relationship between knowledge, experience, and perception. The paper tries to examine knowledge effects on a given individual’s perception and experience.