Introductory Psychology - Perception notes

Feb 3rd, 2012
Studypool Tutor
University of Miami
Course: PSY
Price: $5 USD

Tutor description

Detailed notes on perception from college level Introductory psychology course. Great for any college level psychology course as well as AP Psychology. Part 2/13 of collection of notes from course.

Word Count: 810
Showing Page: 1/9
Perception and AttentionI. Visual perception of formII. Depth perceptionIII. Perceptual constancyIV. Models of Perception (Pattern Recognition)V. Attention. I. Visual perception of formA. Figure Ground B. Illusory contoursLines that don't really exist C. Grouping of elements (Gestalt laws of grouping)May at first seem trivial, but they are real and automatic 1. Law of Proximity - objects that are close together are perceived as belonging together2. Law of similarity - objects that are similar are perceived as belonging together 2. Law of good continuity - tend to perceive things in the way that run the most smoothly4. Law of closure - when we counter incomplete figures, we tend to complete them in our minds (mind connects dots or dashes) 5. Law of Common Fate - objects that move together are perceived as belonging together II. Depth perceptionA. Binocular cues - involve 2 eyes1. Binocular disparity - the further the image is, the greater the disparity (movement of finger exercise) the further the object, the greater the apparent shift 2. Convergence - strain on muscles/ligaments around the eyes when one is focusing on an object. When you focus on objects that are closer, eyes turn towards each other ? strain tells us how far away object is A. Monocular cues - using one eye1. Motion Parallax - same as binocular disparity, except with one eye. While moving, objects close by fly by and far away objec

Review from student

Studypool Student
" Awesome! Exactly what I wanted. "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1827 tutors are online

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors