Homework _6 Perception States of Consciousness and Grade Calculator

Homework _6 Perception States of Consciousness and Grade Calculator

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PSY 102: Psychology in the Modern World Your Name: Bhargav Patel Instructor: Bob Melara Your Section: C4 FALL 2010 Your TA’s Name: Greta Petro Homework #6 (Perception) 1. a) Describe Gestalt psychology’s contribution to our understanding of perception. b) Name and describe the 5 principles of perceptual grouping in form perception. Gestalt psychology made psychologist realize that people tent to group similar objects together. It is easier to group the columns of circles rather then the rows of circles and squares. The five principles of grouping are proximity, similarity, continuity, connectedness, and closure. Proximity is grouping of near by objects while similarity is grouping similar objects together. Continuity is grouping continuous pattern rather then discontinuous ones. Connectedness causes us to perceive groups or chunks rather than individual things. Closure applies when we tend to see complete figures even when part of the information is missing. 2. a) Explain the importance of depth perception, and b) discuss the contribution of visual cliff research to our understanding of this ability. Depth perception helps us estimate how far an object is from us. When we drive, we use depth perception to approximation the distance of an approaching automobile. The
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Homework _6 Perception States of Consciousness and Grade Calculator

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