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The Science of Psychology
The Biological Perspective
Sensation & Perception
Motivation and Emotion
Testing and Intelligence
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
2013-14 Example Starters
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Biology, natural selection, and adaptation
Heightened human abilities
The Ninja and His Nemesis
Nature v Nurture
Gina and Tina: Separated Twins
A process that makes sensory patterns meaningful. It is how you interpret a sensation. Meaningful units of perception are known as
. Perception draws heavily on memory, motivation, emotion, expectation, and other psychological processes. Every person percieves things in a different way, no two people have the same perceptions.
Perceptual Processing: Finding Meaning in Sensation
Many concepts surround perceptual processing such as:
Perceptual Ambiguity and Distortion
Gestalt Laws of Perceptual Grouping
helps us understand the way we perceive things by patterns. It is the "nature" of perception.
is the "nurture" of perception. It is when we use past experiences to help us percieve certain things.
Theoretical Explanations for Perception
Because of sensation and perception we experience
. This is the way you can perceive things, which can be affected by various
. The brain perceives the world in two ways. It uses
to analyze incoming information from the senses and to figure out what it means. The brain also uses
to use prior knowledge, expectations, memory, motivation, and culture to perceive an object or event.
In Your Own Words:
How we associate meaning with our sensory experiences.
Dependent on the individual's memory, motivation, emotion, expectation, experiences, etc.
How your brain views and identifies things.
The way your brain interprets information from your 5 main senses.
When you go out on a fall day, your perception is that the leaves changing color look pretty.
the reason behind the five senses and why things are a certain way
Our sensory experience of our surroundings and involves the recognition of environmental stimuli and actions in response to these stimuli.
You might percieve a certain type of food as something that tastes good, while someone else might think it tastes bad.
You perceive rain as romantic and thrilling while your friend perceives it as depressing and cold.
You and your friend examine an ink blot. You may see it as a picture of a butterfly, but your friend may see a flower.
When you walk outside, the wind hitting your skin is the sensation. You deciding it is cold out and it's becoming winter is your perception of this sensation.
You percieve the beach as a peaceful place, while your friend precieves it as a stressful place because she has a fear of drowning.
Someone may perceive a dog as scary but someone else may see it as cute.
Your walking to the bustop and you see a figure walking up, you perceive it to be your friend Tom.
of hand sanitizer might smell good to you, but repulsive to someone else.
What We Sense Also Depends On What We Are Expecting:
- a readiness to detect a particular stimulus in a given context
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