Psychology Quiz: Introduction To Perception!

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Psychology Quiz: Introduction To Perception!

Psychology quiz: introduction to perception! Human beings have four senses, and they use them for different reasons to maneuver their environment. Do you know how we process these senses and derive meaning from them? Do take this quiz and get to review all you know about perception and how effective it is in our everyday activities.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, as in the cocktail party effect
  • 2. 
    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
  • 3. 
    The perceptual tendency to organize stimuli into coherent groups
  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    Depth cues that depends on the use of two eyes 
    • A. 

      Binocular cues

    • B. 

      Monocular cues

    • C. 

      Retinal disparity

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    If one object partially blocks our view of another, we perceive it as closer. 
    • A. 

      Interposition

    • B. 

      Relative clarity

    • C. 

      Relative motion

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    Relative height is an example of a monocular cue. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    An illusion of movement created when two or more adjacent lights blink on and off in quick succession. 
  • 11. 
    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. 
  • 12. 
    A mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another. It greatly influences what we perceive. 
    • A. 

      Perceptual set

    • B. 

      Perceptual adaptation

    • C. 

      Convergence

  • 13. 
    Name the three most testable forms of ESP (separate with commas) 
  • 14. 
    Without depth perception, we would be unable to judge distance, height, or depth. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Click the two types of bonocular cues 
    • A. 

      Convergence cues

    • B. 

      Retinal disparity cues

    • C. 

      Relative height cues

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    Perceptual constancy is necessary in vision to recognize an object, regardless of its changing angle, distance, or illumination 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    After catarcact surgery adults who had been blind from birth are able to experience and recognize shapes forms and complete faces
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The principle of gestalt organization of the visual field in to objects (the field) that stand out from their surroundings (the ground)
  • 20. 
    By comparing images from the two eyeballs, the brain computes distance. the greater the distance between the two images, the closer the object. This refers to
    • A. 

      Retinal disparity

    • B. 

      Convergence

    • C. 

      Relative Size

  • 21. 
    Distant objects appear smaller, which also means that sometimes smaller-looking objects may be perceived as more distant than they really are. 
    • A. 

      Relative size

    • B. 

      Interposition

    • C. 

      Texture gradient

  • 22. 
    Check the ones that are monocular cues. 
    • A. 

      Convergence

    • B. 

      Grouping

    • C. 

      Light and Shadow

    • D. 

      Retinal disparity

  • 23. 
    'Mind to mind communication' refers to clairvoyance
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    When there is a mismatch between physical stimuli and its perception, this is called illusion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    —The process through which certain stimuli are selected from a group  of others is generally referred to as -----