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Psychology
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PSYC 1001
Professor
Bruce Tsuji
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Carleton University
PSYC 1001
Introduction to Psychology I
Fall 2017
Term Test 2
Prof: Bruce Tsuji
Exam Guide
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A. Sensation & perception.
Sensation versus Perception
Sensation
Perception
Passive process
Active process
Detect physical energy
from environment
Actively organizes
sensation
Transmitted to brain
Interpreted by brain
Bottom-up
Top-down
Bottom-up processing
oAutomatic, parallel; sensation
oComponents of stimulus detected by sensory receptors.
oBits of information transmitted to brain, combined & assembled into whole pattern that a
person perceives.
Top-down processing
oNon-automatic, serial; perception
oInfluenced by past experience & knowledge
oHelps find meaningful links between individual elements taken in by sensory receptors.
What demands more cognitive processing?
o Seeing an apple or reaching for that apple?
oKnowing that you are alive or determining (like a doctor) that a patient is alive?
oWatching the Simpsons or writing an episode of the Simpsons?
oFlirting with someone or having dinner with their parents for the first time?
B. Psychophysics.
Absolute Threshold
oDifference between not perceiving & just being able to perceive a stimulus.
oMinimum sensory stimulation that can be detected 50% of time.
Candle flame 50 km away
Watch ticking 6 meters away
1 tsp of sugar dissolved in 7.6 litres of water
1 drop of perfume in a 3-room house
Flys wing falling 1 cm on your cheek
Difference Threshold
oSmallest increase or decrease in stimulus for just noticeable difference (JND)
detectable 50% of time.
oJND a percentage of total value of stimulus. E.g. JND for bag potatoes vs a feather?
Sensation and Perception
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