Week 11 Notes
Week 11 Notes Psych 1301
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Marissa Reyes-Hernandez on Sunday November 15, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Psych 1301 at University of Texas at El Paso taught by Randolph Taylor in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Texas at El Paso.
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Date Created: 11/15/15
Sensation Process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system receive stimulus energy EDD Perception Process of organizing and interpreting sensory information enabling us to recognize meaningful objects and events EDD BottomUp Processing Analysis begins with sensory receptors and works up to brain39s integration of sensory information EDD TopDown Processing Information processing guided by higher mental processes or drawing perceptions based on our experiences D D D Psychophysics Study of how physical energy relates to our psychological experience D D D Threshold Edge or boundary D D D Absolute Threshold Minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulus EDD Signal Detection Theroy Detection of a stimulus depends on the intensity of the stimulus and the physical and psychological state of the individual EDD Subliminal Perception Below one39s absolute threshold for conscious awareness EDD Difference Threshold Minimum difference a person can detect between any two stimuli 50 of the time EDD Weber39s Law To be perceived as different two stimuli must differ by a constant proportion rather than a constant amount D D D Sensory Adaptation Diminished sensitivity as a result of constant stimulation D D D Transduction Sensory systems convert stimulus energy into neural messages D
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