PSYCH Notes 2-12 - Psychology 101 February 12, 2007 Ames...

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Psychology 101 February 12, 2007 Ames Room illusion:  angle of windows are at an angle, floor is at an angle, it looks  normal because of our perception Optical Illusions : Even a two-dimensional drawing can contain cues that lead to the  erroneous perception of depth. Cross-cultural Influences -Muller-Lyer illusion (what lines are longer than the others, exposed to more  vertical lines in environment) -The moon illusion: The moon appears to be about 30% larger when it is close to  the horizon than when it is high in the sky Visual Illusions and Perception: -perception: our version of reality (can be influenced by biological influences like  entry-level sensory analysis, psychological influences like learned schemas, and  selective attention, as well as influenced by social-cultural influences that are cultural  assumptions and expectations)   Diagram of this in text book States of Consciousness -consciousness: the subjective experience of perceiving oneself and other entities. “Its  meaning we know so long as no one asks us to define it.”-William James Effects of 3 nights without sleep: Temperature and reasoning decrease each night and  from one day to the next Rhythms :
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-Circadian rhythms: cycles of activity and inactivity generally lasting about one  day Shifting sleep schedules : -jet lag (easier to adjust from West to East, harder to adjust from West to East; easier to 
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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PSYCH Notes 2-12 - Psychology 101 February 12, 2007 Ames...

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