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Psychology: Perception

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Will go over entire chapter of Perception with vocabulary and concepts

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, as in the cocktail party effect
  • 2. 
    Failing to see visible objects when our attention is directed somewhere else. 
  • 3. 
    An organized whole. These psychologists emphasized our tendency to integrate pieces of information into meaningful wholes. They also explai principles by which we organize our sensations into perceptions
  • 4. 
    The organization of the visual field in to objects (the field) that stand out from their surroundings (the ground)
  • 5. 
    The perceptual tendency to organize stimuli into coherent groups
  • 6. 
    The ability to see objects in three dimensions although the images that strike the retina are two dimensional. Allows us to judge distance. 
    • A. 

      Binocular cues

    • B. 

      Retinal Disparity

    • C. 

      Depth Perception

  • 7. 
    Depth cues that depends on the use of two eyes 
    • A. 

      Binocular cues

    • B. 

      Monocular cues

    • C. 

      Retinal disparity

  • 8. 
    By comparing images from the two eyeballs, the brain computes distance. the greater the distance between the two images, the closer the object. 
    • A. 

      Retinal disparity

    • B. 

      Convergence

    • C. 

      Relative Size

  • 9. 
    The extent to which the eyes converge inward when looking at an object. A binocular cue for perceiving depth. 
    • A. 

      Retinal disparity

    • B. 

      Convergence

    • C. 

      Relative clarity

  • 10. 
    Distant objects appear smaller, which also means that sometimes smaller-looking objects may be perceives as more distant than they really are. 
    • A. 

      Relative size

    • B. 

      Interposition

    • C. 

      Texture gradient

  • 11. 
    If one object partially blocks our view of another, we perceive it as closer. 
    • A. 

      Interposition

    • B. 

      Relative clarity

    • C. 

      Relative motion

  • 12. 
    We perceive hazy objects as farther away than clear objects 
    • A. 

      Texture gradient

    • B. 

      Relative clarity

    • C. 

      Relative motion

  • 13. 
    Objects far away appear smaller and more densely packed. A gradual change from a coarse distinct texture, to a fine indistinct texture signals increasing distance. 
    • A. 

      Texture gradient

    • B. 

      Linear perspective

    • C. 

      Relative disparity

  • 14. 
    Relative height is an example of a monocular cue. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Convergence

    • B. 

      Grouping

    • C. 

      Light and Shadow

    • D. 

      Relative Clarity

  • 16. 
    An illusion of movement created when two or more adjacent lights blink on and off in quick succession. 
  • 17. 
    Perceiving objects as unchanging even as illumination and retinal images change. Example: when a door changes shape as it opens, we still perceive it as a door. 
  • 18. 
    In vision, the ability to adjust to an artificially duplicated or even inverted visual field= Perceptual adaptation? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    A mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another. It greatly influences what we perceive. 
    • A. 

      Perceptual set

    • B. 

      Perceptual adaptation

    • C. 

      Convergence

  • 20. 
    A branch of psychology that explores how people and machines interact and how machines and physical environment can be made safe and easy to use. 
  • 21. 
    Name the three most testable forms of ESP (separate with commas) 
  • 22. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Without depth perception, we would be unable to judge distance, height, or depth. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Click the two types of bonocular cues 
    • A. 

      Convergence cues

    • B. 

      Retinal disparity cues

    • C. 

      Relative height cues

  • 26. 
    Convergence is how the brain computes that the relative distance of an object by comparing the slightly different images the object casts on our two retinas. the greater the difference, the closer the object must be. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Context creates expectations that guide our ______
    • A. 

      Perceptions

    • B. 

      Sensory input

    • C. 

      Learned concepts (schemas)

  • 30. 
    Name the two types of parapsychology (separate with commas)