PSY-102, Sensation and Perception Worksheet
PSY-102, Sensation and Perception Worksheet PSY 102
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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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