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A spot in our visual field where the optic nerve goes through a layer of receptor cells on its way back toward the brain creating a lack of sensory receptors in the eye at that location
Carpentered world theory
A theory that suggests that people are used to seeing things that are rectangular in shape, and unconsciously expect things to have square corners
classifying objects on the basis of perceived similarities and attach labels to those classifications
cognitive skills and abilities that are used in everyday functioning that appear to develop without formal education
front-horizontal foreshortening theory
Theory of perception that suggests that we interpret vertical lines as horizontal lines extending into the distance
The process of adjusting their memory for something after they find out the true outcome
the process by which we attempt to discover ways of achieving goals that do not seem readily attainable
the feelings that result from excitation of the sensory receptors such as touch, taste, smell, sight, or hearing
serial position effect
the finding that people remember soemthing better if its either the first of the last item on a list
the threat that others judgements or ones own action will negatively stereotype one in a domain
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