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Sensation and Perception // AP Psychology

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  1. The theory that best accounts for the experience of pain is the:
  2. Which sense is LEAST involved in enabling you to maintain your balance when you stand on one foot:
  3. Your tendency to see the words "went" and "ties," rather than the word "twenties" when you look at T WENT TIES is best explained by the organizing principle of:
  4. In psychology, Gestalt principles are used to explain
  5. A researcher presents two lights of varying brightness to a subject who is asked to respond "same" or "different" by comparing their intensities. The researcher is seeking the
  6. The part of the eye where the optic nerve leaves the eye is called the
  7. The vestibular sense helps keep us from
  8. The three small bones of the middle ear are called the
  9. Melzack and Wall's theory that some pain messages can block other pain messages is called
  10. The fact that objects that are near each other tend to be grouped together is known as
  11. The tendency to fill in gaps in the perception of a figure is called
  12. The text's illustration of the police officer's faulty "eyewitness" identification is an example of
  13. A cheetah scrambling up a rocky slope in Montana is likely to be perceived as a mountain lion because
  14. The sense of smell is adaptive in that
  15. The concept of ________ explains why a shirt looks the same shade of orange when it looks darker in dim light or brighter while outside on a sunny day.
  16. Snapping your fingers causes the surrounding air to
  17. A(n) _________ refers to the smallest change in physical energy between two stimuli that is recognized as different.
  18. The blind spot refers to the region of the eye at which the _________ exit the eye.
  19. Loudness is determined by sound
  20. A person who has the most common form of color blindness will probably have the hardest time distinguishing between
  21. Robbie is has been sitting in a hot tub for 30 minutes. He emerges and immediately jumps into the nearby pool. Robbie screams because he feels that the pool water is freezing. What phenomenon has caused Robbie�s surprise?
  22. The _________ refers to the smallest amount of physical energy needed to produce a sensory experience.
  23. Place theory argues that sounds of different frequencies induce vibration in different areas of the
  24. Visual transduction occurs within the
  25. When considering how a message travels from its inception to its evaluation, select which of the following places the processes involved in the correct order.
  26. Which of the following would involve sensory adaptation?
  27. A subliminal stimulus
  28. Elana can hear the radio even at a much lower setting than her mother. At a given setting Elana can detect that there is music playing about half of the time. At the same setting, her mother cannot hear anything. Elana could be said to have a _______ _______ than he mother.
  29. Sensory information related to the skin senses is processed within the
  30. The longer an individual is exposed to a strong odor, the less aware of the odor the individual becomes. This phenomenon is known as sensory
  31. Which is a definition of discrimination that most directly, applies to perception?
  32. The human vestibular sense is most closely associated with the
  33. The psychological effects of alcohol are powerfully influenced by the user�s
  34. When Jason practices the drums, he tends not to hear the phone. Today he is expecting a call from a record producer and answers the phone each time it rings even when he is practicing the drums. Which of the following explains why Jason hears the phone today?
  35. Which of the following is NOT a Gestalt principle of perceptual organization?