AP Psychology - Chapter 6

AP Psychology - Chapter 6 - Chapter Six | Section Ten...

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Chapter Six  | Section Ten Perception  – the selection, organization, and interpretation of our sensations; not only  sense raw sights and sounds, but perceive Selective Attention Our conscious attention is selective Selective attention  – the focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, as in  the cocktail party effect Cocktail party effect  - the ability to attend selectively to only one voice among  many Perceptual Illusions Visual capture – the tendency for vision to dominate the other senses We perceive voices as coming from images on the screen rather than from the projector  in movie theaters Perceptual Organization Gestalt  – German word meaning a “form” or a whole Gestalt psychologists emphasize our tendency to integrate pieces of information  into meaningful wholes Form Perception Figure and Ground Our first perceptual task is to perceive an object as distinct from its surroundings Figure-ground  – the organization of the visual field into objects that stand out 
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