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Chapter 3 Part 2 - Perception
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Perception is the interpretation of sensory inputs. Sensation = Biology Perception = Psychology
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The meaning of a stimulus is not inherent in the stimulus. That is the role of experience. In a foreign country you may not recognize a police siren or ambulance siren; you may not be able to tell who is a police officer and who is a military person.
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Attention 1 st step in the psychological interaction with stimulus events. It is a selective process – remember the Hernandez Peón experiment and the reticular activating system
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Perception is Organization 14 sensory inputs Perception - the method by which the sensations experienced at any given moment are organized and interpreted in some meaningful fashion. Menu
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Fundamental Principles of Perceptual Organization 1. Constancies
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Size constancy the tendency to interpret an object as always being the same actual size, regardless of its distance.
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Shape constancy - the tendency to interpret the shape of an object as being constant, even when its shape changes on the retina.
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Brightness constancy – the tendency to perceive the apparent brightness of an object as the same even when the light conditions change.
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