New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Psych: Chapter 4 notes

by: elzbietaag

Psych: Chapter 4 notes PSY 1113

Marketplace > University of Oklahoma > Psychlogy > PSY 1113 > Psych Chapter 4 notes
Collin County Community College District
GPA 3.76
Elements of Psychology
Jenel Cavazos

Almost Ready


These notes were just uploaded, and will be ready to view shortly.

Purchase these notes here, or revisit this page.

Either way, we'll remind you when they're ready :)

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

All notes for chapter 4
Elements of Psychology
Jenel Cavazos
Class Notes
PSY - 1113 Elements of PsychologySY - 1113 Elements of Psychology
25 ?




Popular in Elements of Psychology

Popular in Psychlogy

This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by elzbietaag on Monday October 5, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 1113 at University of Oklahoma taught by Jenel Cavazos in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see Elements of Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Oklahoma.


Reviews for Psych: Chapter 4 notes


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 10/05/15
0 Sensation and perception gt Sensation the activation of sense organs by a stimulus Light waves sound waves skin pressure 0 72 degrees Everyone feels 72 degrees 0 Same level of spicy gt Perception the interpretation analysis and integration of stimuli Assigning meaning 0 It s cold in herequot 0 quotThat s so spicyquot gt Can sensation and perception exist without one another gt Synesthesia a neurologically based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway Mr Burke gt Phantom Limb the sensation that an amputated or missing limb or organ is still attached to the body and is moving appropriately with other body parts When you feel a limb that s not there 0 Topdown and bottomup processing gt According to research at Cambridge University it doesn t matter in what order the letters in a word are the only important thing is that the rst and last letter be at the right place The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without problem This is because the human mind doesn t read every letter by itself but the word as a whole gt Topdown processing using an understanding of the quotbig picturequot to reason about the individual pieces You don t need to know every letter you just see the whole thing Looking at the word itself When you re playing chess and you just glance at the board and you know what they layout it gt Bottomup processing using individual pieces of information to make sense of the big picturequot Learning how to read by sounding it out You don t know the whole picture yet Look at the letters to create the word Just look at the chess board and need to gure everything out square my square 0 Sensation and perception gt Absolute threshold the smallest intensity of a stimulus that must be present in order for it to be detected 50 of the time smallest thing we could perceive Vision a candle ame at 30 miles on a dark clear night Hearing a ticking clock at 20 feet under quiet conditions Smell one drop of perfume diffused throughout three rooms Taste a teaspoon of sugar in 2 gallons of water Touch the wing of a y falling on your neck from a distance of 1 centimeter gt Difference thresholds Difference threshold just noticeable difference smallest level of change in a stimulus that can be detected Weber s law the just noticeable difference is a constant proportion of the intensity of the initial stimulus Constant proportion Subliminal perception gt Subliminal perception the detection of information below the level of conscious awareness gt Subliminal presentation can have an effect Small subtle Shortterm 0 Attention and perception gt Selective attention focusing on a speci c aspect of experience while ignoring others Cocktail party effect ability to focus on one voice among many Stroop effect overriding automatic perception can t not read 0 When you re at a party and someone says your name and you hear it over everything that s going on around you lnattentional blindness failure to detect unexpected events when attention is engaged by another task Change blindness failure to detect changes In the environment Divided attention dividing mental attention among tasks 0 Limited capacity for storing and processing information Sensory Adaptation gt Adaptation an adjustment in sensory capacity after prolonged exposure to unchanging stimuli gt Receptors are sensitive to change not constants gt Why


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Kyle Maynard Purdue

"When you're taking detailed notes and trying to help everyone else out in the class, it really helps you learn and understand the I made $280 on my first study guide!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.