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PSY-102, Sensation and Perception Worksheet

by: Kristine Luengas

PSY-102, Sensation and Perception Worksheet PSY 102

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Examples of different sensations and perceptions
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Laura Terry
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Date Created: 09/21/16
Name: Kristine Luengas  PSY 102 Date: September 17, 2016 Chapter 3 Sensation and Perception: Application Directions: Making concepts personally relevant helps to learn them. Illustrate the examples  below by documenting one example that you have noted in your daily life. Explain why your  example fits the concept listed. Do not use examples in the book!  1. Sensation a. My dad had bought me a heart shaped necklace three years ago for Christmas and  since that day I have never taken it off. I have grown so accustomed to the necklace  that at times I forget I even have it on. 2. Absolute Threshold a. My mom always uses a lot of fabric softener when washing so whenever I come  downstairs or come home I can always smell the Downey in the air. 3. Signal­Detection Theory a. Whenever you know you did something wrong or have to do something I always  think I hear my mom calling my name but it’s not actually happening it’s just that I  am waiting to detect the sound. 4. Difference Threshold a. In the beginning of the school year you notice the impact assignments make on your  grade verses at the end of the year where most assignments would rarely effect you  because you already have so many points in. 5. Sensory adaptation a. When I first moved to Arizona it was difficult for me to go to sleep because back in  California I would always hear sirens and helicopters and there would always be  lights shining through my window. Now that I’ve been in Arizona for ten years I  slowly adapted to a quiet night and now I cannot sleep if there is noise around me. 6. Dark/light adaptation a. When I have been inside all day and you first walk outside and it’s really sunny out, it takes a while for your eyes to adjust but than you walk back inside and you see black  dots everywhere because there is no longer that brightness anymore. 7. The balance function of your ear a. My two­year old brother always falls down whenever he’s running/walking/etc which results in him banging his forehead on hard surfaces due to the semicircular canal  which helps with balancing. Since he has only been walking for about a year or so he  is still learning how to balance himself which explains him falling so often.  8. Sensitivity to taste or smell a. Since I was a kid I have always ate spicy food so as I got older the sensation of the  spiciness went away and it took a lot hotter sauce to get my tongue to feel that  burning sensation. 9. The Gate­control theory of pain a. Whenever I burn my finger I always blow on it and put it under cold/warm water  because it makes the pain go away temporarily. 10. Perception a. If we see someone/something in public we make assumptions like if there is a child in the store crying for a toy I would automatically assume that the kid is spoiled and gets whatever they want due to how they act with their parents/ how the parents act with  them as well. 11. Choose one of these – closure, proximity, similarity, or common fate a. Whenever you break up with someone or stop talking to friends or family a lot of  people need “closure” which is an individuals desire for a firm answer to a question  and an aversion toward ambiguity. 12. Relative image size a. When driving it is always difficult to figure out whether or not you are able to switch  lanes which is why it is always recommended to look over your shoulder and/or if  you can see the car in your rearview mirror, than it is safe to switch lanes. 13. Interposition a. When looking for a parking spot between two big cars you think that the space  between both cars is open, but once you get  closer and are about to pull in you  realize that there is a car in that spot. 14. Depth perception a. When you’re driving in your car it seems as if through your rearview mirror that the  cars are much farther than you assumed but, if you look over your shoulder you  notice that they are far closer. 15. Perceptual Constancy  a. No matter where I park my car I can always recognize it because I’ve seen it  everyday for several months so I know all the specific little bumps/scratches/etc.


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