Week 5 Monday Notes
Week 5 Monday Notes PSYCH 1101
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Week #5: Can We Trust Our Perception (Part 3) ❖ Perception basic information that is taken in by the brain and presented to you ❖ We Know that Perception is Limited ➢ We do not perceive everything (overwhelming and fairly useless) ➢ Our brain create shortcuts use surrounding info to give us a useful picture of our environment can sometimes lead to ➢ USeful for navigation of the world ❖ Deeper problem: What if we do not perceive the world accurately because we only perceive the things we want to see? ➢ Desires and ideals could influence what you saw ❖ Do People see the World Differently Because They Want to? ➢ Lower Level: Basic identification and categorization (light photons hit your retina and taking it in) ➢ Higher levels Ideals that you have most control over (thoughts, ideals, desires, aspects of our judgement) Fed into by the lower level processes ➢ Can our beliefs, thoughts, and desires, emotional states actually change the way that we perceive the world? ■ Acquire information from the world and is presented to you consciously ➢ Answer #1: Everyone has access to all of these lower level processes; Basic Perception is “Protected” Against These Influences ■ Lower level processes are modular ➢ Answer #2: No Even basic PErception is infused with our desires, thoughts, beliefs, thoughts ■ We build our beliefs based off what we know already/ have been introduced to ■ No such things as “pure perception” ■ People actually perceive the same stimulus in a completely different manner, depending on their values ➢ Fodor, “Modularity and the Mind” RElativism: Knock humans off the idea of universal truth through our basic senses ❖ Well, Which is it? Do we all see the same color? Research on Linguistic Relativism ➢ Linguistic relativism: the words in your language constrains your thoughts at a basic level (SapirWhorf hypothesis) ➢ Answer: Because these words are only things that they have in their vocabularies, everyone can not see the same colors because distinguishing color would be completely different ❖ What Do we Know? ➢ Linguistic color categories shape a great deal pf color cognition ➢ Memory, learning, discrimination ➢ Appears to be clear and basic universals in perception ➢ Infants and individuals from cultures with only terms for light and dark, and able to tell the difference between focal colors ❖ Resolving ambiguity: Personality and PErception ➢ Berge and Touch (1994) ■ Separate inmates into 2 basic groups that naturally defer on their desires and wants ➢ Binocular Rivalry Slides ■ (GO through slides: Opposite of each other given to each eye, ad v good) ■ Results: Actual inmates want to see the dirty slides, neurotics does not want to see what is bad ➢ Bruner and Goodman (1846): Because poor children view a quarter more than rich kid, they would like the qu ■ Research shows people can show the basic facts if sensory perception