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Quiz 3 :

Perception and Learning

Quiz 3 :

Perception and Learning

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Henry was very excited to pick out his brand new pickup truck. While still trying to decide which one to choose, he ran out of time and had to leave for work. His sales representative, Ann, was eager to close the sale. Therefore, Ann decided to bring two trucks to his work that fit his main criteria. It was obvious to Henry which one he wanted to buy at that point. Why didn't Henry notice the truck among the other trucks when he was at the dealership?
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The example given in the textbook where people flocked to see Joshua Bell perform in a concert hall, but failed to recognize him in the Metro station illustrates what factor that influences perception?
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Piper, a new employee, has just been introduced to Lorna. Piper was brought up to value being organized and clean. Piper notices that Lorna has a very messy desk. Piper's immediate thought is that Lorna must not get much done and is lazy. "How can Lorna find anything or focus on the task at hand with such a messy work environment?" This is an example of what factor that influences and distorts perception?
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What are an individual's fixed beliefs about the characteristics of a particular group?
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Which factor that influences our perception is seen in terms of contrast?
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Another word for stereotypes, which is when one has a particular feeling or attitude (often negative) toward members of a specific group, is called ______.
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Not recognizing someone you know well, like your doctor, when at the grocery store is an example of what factor that influences perception?
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Which of the following is an example of a focal object in relation to factors that influence perception?
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Which of the following is not a factor brought to the perceptual process by the perceiver?
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What element below is not explained in the textbook regarding perceptual distortions?
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Which perceptual distortion stated in the textbook is explained as the tendency to selectively focus on aspects of situations that are most aligned with our own interests, values, and attitudes?
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What is not an example of an unexpected or incongruous focal object, in relation to the factors that influence perception?
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What concept listed below is defined as the process by which we receive and interpret information from our environment?
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The statement "perceptions are shaped by past experiences, culture, attitude, values, and upbringing" relates to which factor that influences perception?
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Jojo's boss is an older, Caucasian gentleman from the Midwest. They have never discussed politics, but Jojo makes assumptions about his political views. This is an example of what type of perceptual error?
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Of the factors that influence and perhaps distort perception, which one is not discussed in the textbook?
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The context or setting that affects the perception process is called ______.
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Jasmine notices that every time she hears an inaccurate news story, it is published by the political party with which she disagrees. Jasmine is likely guilty of which of the following perceptual errors?
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Gretchen was disappointed in herself when she did not recognize her professor at the restaurant where she works. She wondered why she didn't notice someone that she sees three times a week. Gretchen's perception of her professor was influenced by what factor?
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______, or the person, thing, or event being interpreted, also affects our perception.
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