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5 Matching Questions

  1. depth perception
  2. perception
  3. Weber
  4. similarity
  5. visual cliff
  1. a a laboratory device for testing depth perception in infants and young animals
  2. b the interpretation of sensory information
  3. c in Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive objects that resemble each other as belonging to a group
  4. d German physiologist who studied sensory responses to stimuli and is considered the father of psychophysics (1795-1878)
  5. e the perception of distance, which enables us to experience the world in three dimension

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a stimulus that you can perceive in more than one way
  2. the focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, as in the cocktail party effect
  3. a specially designed room that is trapezoidal in shape but appears to be rectangular. This room gives misleading visual cues that lead people to believe that two similar-sized objects are of different sizes, depending on where their locations in the room are.
  4. an object and its background
  5. an approach to psychology that seeks to explain how we perceive overall patterns

5 True/False Questions

  1. subliminal perceptionthe perception of distance, which enables us to experience the world in three dimension

          

  2. moon illusionthe apparent difference between the size of the moon at the horizon and its size when viewed higher

          

  3. visual constancythe tendency to perceive objects as unchanging in shape, size, and color, despite variations in what actually reaches the retina

          

  4. common fatein Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive simple, symmetrical figures

          

  5. proximityin Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive objects that are close together as belonging to one group

          

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