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Simon Fraser University
V.Gordon Rose

Perceptual Interpretation  Perceptual adaptation o vision ability to adjust to an artificially displaced visual field  prism glasses o our perception is not tied to accuracy o can adjust to give us coherent interreatation o clear evidence that perception is affected by cognitive things (e.g. experiences)  police people learn assumptions  Perceptual set o a mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another o readiness to perceive things in one way as opposed to another way o creatin eexpectations to exp something, it’ll influence how we’ll exp that  e.g. schemas o explains weird things that we see  flying saucers or clouds?  Time flies. I can’t, they’re too fast. Visaul info Processing  Parallel processing o once signals levae eye, splits off,goes to various parts of brain where various models process various info o simultaneous processing of several aspects of a problem simultaneously  we see bird flying by, we see diff aspects to a coherent whole Perception involves primarily top-down processing. Sensation= bottom-up Gestalt grouping principle does not involve visual capture. It includes closure , proximity, similarity, continuity. What we see is what we’ll process, other senses will be disregarded. LECTURE 12 Social Development and Working Mothers Developmental Psychology  lifelong- from about time they were born and to age 2.  physical,mental, and social changes throughout life cycle. Start before birth til old age.child development: o prenatal o maturation (physical) o cognitive development- thinking, rmemebering, knowing o social development (including personality)- affect of body contact,familiarity and responsive parenting on social infant attachments Social Development  stranger anxiety o nervous when someone unfamiliar to them o b/c they’re not exped with seeing what they see  attachment o attach to parimary caretakers mostly parents o caretakers provide warm and comforting contact building comfort factor for young babies o gets securityand comfort from mother  harlow’s surrogate mother experpiments o Conrad Laurence o put baby momkeys in cage, with two possible surrogate mothers. one was made of wires and bottle (nourishing mother). another one is made of comfortable cloth. results: babies go to nourishin
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