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Psych 129 Gestalt Psychology

Psych 129 Gestalt Psychology - Modern Gestaltism • Common...

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4 Gestalt Psychology Main Gestalt Principle “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”
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4 Gestalt Psychology Similarity Texture Segmentation Symmetry Continuation Closure Proximity Figure / Ground Common Fate Connectedness Common Region Global Superiority Effect
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4 Texture Segmentation Linked to 2 Gestalt grouping principles 1. Group elements that are similar together
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4 Texture Segmentation (cont’d) 2. Group elements that are proximal (close to each other) together
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4 Closure
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4 Parallelism/Symmetry Somewhat weaker grouping principles—group parallel and symmetric elements together
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4 Dynamic Grouping Principles Common fate: group elements moving in the same direction together
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4 Dynamic Grouping Principles (cont’d)
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4 Dynamic Grouping Principles (cont’d) Synchrony: group elements changing at the same time together
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4 Dynamic Grouping Principles (cont’d)
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Unformatted text preview: Modern Gestaltism • Common region: Elements perceived to be part of a larger region group together • Connectedness: Elements that are connected to each other group together 4 Rules for Linking Contours • Good continuation: group elements to form smoothly continuing lines 4 Figure–Ground Segmentation • What is the to-be-recognized object and what is the background? – Gestalt figure–ground assignment principles: surroundedness, size, symmetry, parallelism 4 Meaning and Figure–Ground Assignment • Is brown or white the figure here? • Object recognition starts before figure–ground assignment finishes 4 The Relatability Principle (cont’d) 4 Meaning in the Edges • Non-accidental features provide clues to object structure 4 Is the Whole Seen Before the Parts? • Global superiority effect (Navon, 1977)...
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