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AP Psychology
AP Psychology
Prologue
Prologue
Chapter One:  Thinking Critically
Chapter One: Thinking Critically
Chapter Two: Neuroscience and Behavior
Chapter Two: Neuroscience and Behavior
Chapter Three: Nature, Nurture and Human Diversity
Chapter Three: Nature, Nurture and Human Diversity
Chapter Four: Developing Through the Life Span
Chapter Four: Developing Through the Life Span
Chapter Five:  Sensation
Chapter Five: Sensation
Chapter Six: Perception
Chapter Six: Perception
Chapter Seven: States of Consciousness
Chapter Seven: States of Consciousness
Chapter Eight:  Learning
Chapter Eight: Learning
Chapter Nine:  Memory
Chapter Nine: Memory
Chapter Ten: Thinking and Language
Chapter Ten: Thinking and Language
Chapter Eleven: Intelligence
Chapter Eleven: Intelligence
Chapter Twelve: Motivation and Work
Chapter Twelve: Motivation and Work
Chapter Thirteen: Emotion
Chapter Thirteen: Emotion
Chapter Fourteen: Stress and Health
Chapter Fourteen: Stress and Health
Chapter Fifteen: Personality
Chapter Fifteen: Personality
Chapter Sixteen: Psychological Disorders
Chapter Sixteen: Psychological Disorders
Chapter Seventeen: Therapy
Chapter Seventeen: Therapy
Chapter Eighteen: Social Psychology
Chapter Eighteen: Social Psychology

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Chapter Six: Perception Chapter Six: Perception
Chapter Six Objectives

Chapter 6

 

Objective 1 | Describe the interplay between attention and perception. 

 Pages: 240-242

 

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.