||Chapter Six: Perception
Chapter Six Objectives
Objective 1 | Describe the interplay between attention and perception.
Objective 3| Describe Gestalt psychology’s contribution to our understanding of perception.
Objective 4| Explain the figure-ground relationship, and identify principles of perceptual grouping in form perception.
Objective 5| Explain the importance of depth perception, and discuss the contribution of visual cliff research to our understanding of this ability.
Objective 6| Describe two binocular cues for perceiving depth, and explain how they help the brain to compute distance.
Objective 7 | Explain how monocular cues differ from binocular cues, and describe several monocular cues for perceiving depth.
Objective 8| State the basic assumption we make in our perceptions of motion, and explain how these perceptions can be deceiving.
Objective 9| Explain the importance of perceptual constancy.
Objective 10 | Describe the shape and size constancies, and explain how our expectations about perceived size and distance contribute to some visual illusions.
Objective 11 | Discuss lightness constancy and its similarity to color constancy.
Objective 12 | Describe the contribution of restored-vision and sensory deprivation research in our understanding of the nature nurture interplay in our perceptions.
Objective 13 | Explain how the research on distorting goggles increases our understanding of the adaptability of perception.
Objective 14| Define perceptual set, and explain how it influences what we do or do not perceive.
Objective 15 | Explain why the same stimulus can evoke different perceptions in different contexts.
Objective 16| Describe the role human factors psychologists play in creating user-friendly machines and work settings.
Objective 17 | Identify the three most testable forms of ESP, and explain why most research psychologists remain skeptical of ESP claims.