Lecture 11

Lecture 11 - Sensation Perception PSY 12000 Fall 2011...

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PSY 12000: Fall 2011 Purdue University Dr. Eric D. Wesselmann 37 Perception’s influence on our: Affect Behavior Cognition 38 Visual Perception and Attraction 39 Visual Perception and Attraction ¾ The color “red” is a cue of status/good genes in many non-human animals ¾ Increases reproductive fitness z Can be artificially added ¾ Hyp: Human females should perceive human males with red cue more attractive z 7 experiments 40
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Visual Perception and Attraction 41 Experimental condition Control condition 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Red Black How attracive is this male? (1-not at all; 8- very) Study 1: Visual Perception and Attraction 42 Study 2: Visual Perception and Attraction ¾ Replicated Study 1 z First asked about “perceived social status” z Then asked about “attractiveness” 43 Red manipulation Attractiveness Perceived status p< .01 p< .01 p< .01 p> .05 Smell ¾ Receptor cells in upper part of the nasal cavity send messages to olfactory bulb
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course PSYC 120 taught by Professor Bethlebreton during the Fall '11 term at Purdue.

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Lecture 11 - Sensation Perception PSY 12000 Fall 2011...

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