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exam 2 study guide - Duggins PSYC 1101 Fall 10 Study Guide...

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Duggins, PSYC 1101 Fall 10 Study Guide for Exam 2: Chapters 6, 7, & 8 Chapt 6: Sensation and Perception Define sensation, perception, transduction, absolute thresholds, just noticeable difference, signal detection What is a subliminal stimulus and WHEN does it work (what conditions are necessary)? The role of the thalamus in sensation/perception Feature Detectors Rods vs. cones Description of theories on vision (trichromatic theory and opponent process) o Colorblindness o afterimages Theories on Hearing (Place, frequency, combination of both) Pain: psychological influences and cultural difference Taste and Food Preferences – how does culture/development/genetics influence Smell and the lock and key theory, what are pheromones, how is smell adaptive Top-down vs. bottom-up processing – be able to define and identify examples Gestalt principles Perceptual constancies Biological vs. Psychological vs. Cultural influences on perception Chapt 7: Learning
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