Definitions for "Selective perception"
People selectively interpret what they see based on their interests, background, experience, and attitudes. 37
Noticing only what it suits you to notice - or not noticing things that don't interest you. The responses that people choose to give to open-ended questions are often influenced by selective perception.
We misinterpret information in a way that seems to confirm our behaviour and attitudes.
The likelihood that police officers will remember traumatic or unpleasant incidents with citizens, even though only 2 to 5 percent of contacts involve hostility or conflict.
the tendency to single out for attention those aspects of a situation or person that reinforce or appear consistent with one's existing beliefs, values, or needs.