y27 - Cognitive Psychology II Perception, Preconceptions,...

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Cognitive Psychology II - Perception, Preconceptions, and Judgment • Perception - the whole is not equal to the sum of its parts • Figure and Ground in Perception • Gestalt Principles • Our knowledge and preconceptions shape our perceptions • Illusions • Perceptual Set • Judgment under Uncertainty • Heuristics in Judgment • Artificial Intelligence
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Gestalt Psychologists • They noted that the whole is not equal to the sum of its parts. • By this they meant our thoughts and preconceptions shape what we perceive • The point is that we do not see exactly what is out there. Instead our perceptions are shaped by our thoughts. • Let’s look at some examples.
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The Whole is not Equal to the Sum of Its Parts
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The Whole is not Equal to the Sum of Its Parts II
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Figure and Ground in Perception
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Gestalt Grouping Principles
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Gestalt Principles of Closure and Good Form
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Perceptions - Muller-Lyer Illusion
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Dobson during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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