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Psychology: Perception

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Will go over entire chapter of Perception with vocabulary and concepts

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  • 1. 
    The focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, as in the cocktail party effect
  • 2. 
  • 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. 
    • 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.