This information gathered for this quiz comes from Psychology 101, Chapter 5: Sensation and Perception.

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Directions: 
Respond to the following items with either true or false.  When
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1.

Absolute
threshold refers to the point that the change in a stimulus can be
detected.
   
True
   
False

2.

The
amount of change required to notice the change in a stimulus is called
the just noticeable difference.
   
True
   
False

3.

Weber’s Law states that the change in a stimulus
must be stated in a percentage rather than an absolute.
   
True
   
False

4.

Sensory
adaptation helps us push unchanging sensory material to the background
therefore freeing up our senses for stimuli that is changing.

   
True
   
False

5. 

Gestalt
means form or whole and refers to the idea that the whole is often
greater than the sum of its parts.
   
True
   
False

6.

The
four principles of grouping include closure, similarity, proximity, and
continuity.
   
True
   
False

7.

We
believe things are smaller when they are farther away and have to
reinterpret the object’s size repeatedly as we approach it.
   
True
   
False

8.

Understanding
that a round dinner plate may look oval from a different angle refers to
shape constancy.
   
True
   
False

9.

We
use monocular cues to determine closeness and binocular cues to determine
farness.
   
True
   
False

10.

Retinal
disparity refers to the manner in which a person’s eyes each send an image
to the brain and how these images are interpreted.
   
True
   
False


 



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