Essentials of Psychology

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Quiz 4 :

Sensation and Perception

Quiz 4 :

Sensation and Perception

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The minimum amount of difference in the sweetness of two soft drinks that you can detect is an example of what principle?
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Walking down a country lane on a clear,dark night you see a candle in a cabin window you know to be approximately 30 miles away.This is an example of what phenomena?
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Sound,light,and other kinds of stimuli from our surroundings cannot travel through our nerves to the brain.Instead,our sensory organs convert the physical properties of these various stimuli into neural impulses.This conversion process is called ____.
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You are at a party when you overhear two women across the room whispering about the attractive man that just came through the door.What field of psychology might be interested in this phenomena?
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What are the sensory receptors for taste?
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A number of studies have found that the absolute threshold for a given sense ____.
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What are the sensory receptors for vision?
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While tasting a biscotti,you recognize the familiar flavor of almond.What is this process of sensation and interpretation called?
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What was Gustav Fechner's contribution to the field of psychophysics?
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What is common between absolute threshold and difference threshold?
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You are seated in the lab and I place two sticks side by side exactly two feet in front of you.I start moving one of the sticks very,very slowly until you tell me that it looks farther away than the other.I am demonstrating what principle?
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Name the principle that states a weak or small stimulus does not require much change before a person notices that the stimulus has changed,but a strong or large stimulus requires a proportionately greater change before the change is noticed.
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According to signal-detection theory,there are two important factors that shape decision making.What are they?
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Hearing a sound is ____,and interpreting its meaning is ____.
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When a person tries to judge whether a faint stimulus is present or absent,approximately how long does it take for his or her vigilance to diminish due to fatigue?
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What term describes a ratio between the original stimulus and any addition or subtraction of stimulation before the change is noticed by the person?
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When people age,their absolute thresholds for all their senses increase.What does this mean?
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Transduction takes place at structures called ____.
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Which of the following statements best describes absolute threshold?
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Pressure-sensitive hair cells in the cochlea are the sensory receptors for ____.
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