In psychology, the term sensation formally refers to:
the process of detecting a physical stimulus such as light, sound, heat, or pressure.
In contrast to sensation, the term perception is formally defined as the:
active mental process of integrating, organizing, and interpreting sensory data.
Which of the following statements is TRUE?
There is no clear boundary between the processes of sensation and perception as we experience them.
The smallest possible stimulus which can be detected half the time, or the minimum level of stimuli that we can detect, is called:
the absolute threshold.
The smallest possible difference between two stimuli which can be detected is called the:
difference threshold, or just noticeable difference.
John puts one toe into the swimming pool and shivers because the water is so cold. He grits his teeth and dives in anyway. After about ten minutes, the temperature of the water seems quite comfortable to him. This example illustrates the principle of:
According to the trichromatic theory of color vision:
cones come in three basic varieties: red-sensitive, green-sensitive, or blue-sensitive.
According to the text, which body areas are the MOST sensitive to pain?
. the back of your knee, your neck, and the crook or bend of your elbows
According to the text, which body areas are the LEAST sensitive to pain?
the tip of your nose, soles of your feet, and balls of your thumbs