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Psychology Ch6 1) The difference threshold is the minimum difference between any two stimuli that a person can detect _____ percent of the time. 50 2) Perceptual sets are the result of the _____ we form to organize and interpret unfamiliar information. Schemas 3) The fact that perception involves more than the sum of sensations BEST illustrates the importance of _____ processing. Top-down 4) Sensory adaptation helps people: concentrate on more important things 5) Sonya cannot find her car keys in her apartment after searching every room. Her roommate found her keys next to Sonya's computer. Why Sonya's roommate found the keys and Sonya did not is BEST explained by: signal detection theory 6) Between 1981 and 1987, thousands of New Yorkers claimed to have seen a UFO. The UFO sighting, which turned out to be a hoax, was actually a group of small planes with multi-colored lights attached. The pilots would fly in a formation that gave the impression of a UFO. People who saw a UFO were influenced by their: Perceptual set 7) Ahmad asked Reza to turn up the radio, so Reza increased the volume from level 5 to level 7. Reza could hear the difference but Ahmad couldn't. They differed in their _____ threshold. Difference 8) After hearing that Carlos had served a prison sentence, Michelle began to perceive his genuinely friendly behavior as insincere and manipulative. This BEST illustrates the impact of: perceptual set 9) Studying the impact of boredom and fatigue on participants' _____ thresholds would involve research based on signal detection theory. Absolute 10) People perceive an adult-child pair as looking more alike when told they are parent and child than when they are told that the adult and child are unrelated. This BEST illustrates the impact
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