Sensation And Perception Psychology Quiz

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Presenting to you this Sensation and perception psychology quiz. The sensation is related to the process of sensing our environment through touch, taste, sight, sound, and smell. In comparison, perception is how we interpret these sensations and make sense of everything around us. Understanding these two concepts is important in psychology. Test out how well you understand it by taking the test below in preparation for the exam focusing on basic entry-level sensory and perception.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I have just walked into a very smelly house. After a while, I do not notice the smell as bad or at all. What process makes this possible?
    • A. 

      Sensory Deafness

    • B. 

      Sensory Adaptation

    • C. 

      Sensory Overload

    • D. 

      Motor Fixing

  • 2. 
    If a stimulus is below the absolute threshold, it is said to be?
    • A. 

      Sublingual

    • B. 

      Not of importance

    • C. 

      Subliminal

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 3. 
    The difference threshold is?
    • A. 

      The difference between the two stimuli.

    • B. 

      The difference between two stimuli required for detection 50% of the time.

    • C. 

      The difference between two stimuli required for detection 25% of the time.

    • D. 

      There is no such term.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of the eye?
    • A. 

      Iris

    • B. 

      Pupil

    • C. 

      Retina

    • D. 

      Stapes

    • E. 

      Cornea

  • 5. 
    What part of the eye is responsible for the transduction of the visual stimuli?
    • A. 

      Iris

    • B. 

      Retina

    • C. 

      Cornea

    • D. 

      Lens

  • 6. 
    Which of the following auditory components is not located in the middle ear?
    • A. 

      Stapes

    • B. 

      Ear Drum

    • C. 

      Auditory Canal

    • D. 

      Incus

  • 7. 
    Webers law is based on a fixed minimum __________ when figuring the JND of a stimulus, regardless of the stimuli.
    • A. 

      Percentage

    • B. 

      Proportion

    • C. 

      Factor

    • D. 

      Denominator

  • 8. 
    The process by which our brains organize and interpret sensory information, sorting it into useful information is?
    • A. 

      Sensation

    • B. 

      Perception

    • C. 

      Subliminal

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    In dealing with light, the wavelength's amplitude determines the:
    • A. 

      Hue (color)

    • B. 

      Brightness (intensity)

  • 10. 
    Which of the below function better during the day and help us to focus better on objects?
    • A. 

      Rods

    • B. 

      Cones

    • C. 

      Iris

    • D. 

      Cornea

  • 11. 
    Your rods would be most helpful if you were:
    • A. 

      Night fishing

    • B. 

      Enjoying a daytime stroll on the beach

    • C. 

      Playing cards at a casino

    • D. 

      Sleeping

  • 12. 
    Which touch reception has its own identifiable receptors?
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Cold

    • C. 

      Hot

    • D. 

      Pressure

  • 13. 
    The system for sensing the position and movement of individual body parts is?
    • A. 

      Kinesthesis

    • B. 

      Sensory Interaction

    • C. 

      Balance

    • D. 

      Standard Balance System

  • 14. 
    The taste buds and the olfactory receptor cells often work together to determine taste and smell, respectively. This is called?
    • A. 

      Sensory Doubling

    • B. 

      Sensory Interaction

    • C. 

      Sensory Parting

    • D. 

      Sensory Fusion

  • 15. 
    Proximity, Continuity, and Closure are all forms of?
    • A. 

      Figures

    • B. 

      Grounds

    • C. 

      Grouping

    • D. 

      Figure-Ground

  • 16. 
    A binocular cue that allows for depth perception by comparing images from 2 eyeballs or retina is?
    • A. 

      Depth Perception

    • B. 

      Perceptual Constancy

    • C. 

      Color Constancy

    • D. 

      Retinal Disparity

  • 17. 
    Which of the following are monocular cues?
    • A. 

      Light and Shadow

    • B. 

      Linear Perspective

    • C. 

      Interposition

    • D. 

      Relative Size

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    This is the area in the ear that sound waves/Vibrations get transferred into neuronal impulses-
    • A. 

      Ear Drum

    • B. 

      Semicircular Canals

    • C. 

      Stapes

    • D. 

      Cochlea

  • 19. 
    What is the process called in which one form of energy is changed into another? In sensation, the transforming of stimulus energies, such as touch and smells, into neural impulses our brain can interpret?
    • A. 

      Priming

    • B. 

      Transduction

    • C. 

      Sensation

    • D. 

      Sensory Adaption

  • 20. 
    If I am testing your absolute sound threshold, what percentage of the time must you hear the minimum stimulus in order for the absolute threshold to have been found?
    • A. 

      30%

    • B. 

      100%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      50%