AP Psychology Homework

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  1. The study of paranormal phenomenon, including ESP and psychokinesis. ______________________

  2. Depth cues, such as retinal disparity and convergence, that depend on the use of two eyes. _________________________ ______________________

  3. The focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, as in the cocktail party effect. _______________________ _____________________

  4. A laboratory device for testing dept perception in infants and young animals. ______________________ _____________________

  5. The tendency to fill in gaps in order to create a complete, whole object. (This is one of the Gestalt principles of grouping). ____________________

  6. A binocular cue for perceiving depth; the extent to which the eyes turn inward when looking at an object. ____________________________

  7. If we assume that two objects are the same size, we perceive the one that casts the smaller retinal image as farther away. ___________________ ____________

  8. In vision, the ability to adjust to an artificially displaced or even inverted visual field. __________________________ _________________________

  9. Parallel lines, such as railroad tracks, appear to converge with distance. The more the lines converge, the greater their perceived distance. __________________ ____________________

  10. If one object partially block our view of another, we perceive it as closer. __________________________

  11. The tendency for vision to dominate other senses. _______________________ ____________________

  12. Distance cues, such as linear perspective and overlap, available to either eye alone. _________________________ _________________

  13. We perceive objects higher in our visual field as farther away. ___________________ ____________________

  14. The controversial claim that perception can occur apart from sensory input. This is purported to include telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition. ___________

  15. A gradual change from a coarse, distinct texture to a fine, indistinct texture signals increasing distance. ______________________ __________________

  16. A binocular cue for perceiving depth: The greater the difference between the two images the retina receives of an object, the closer the object is to the viewer. ___________________________ ________________________

  17. The ability to see objects in three dimensions although the images that strike the retina are two-dimensional. It allows us to perceive depth. _______________ ______________________

  18. The organization of the visual field into objects (figures) that stand our from their surroundings (ground). __________________ - _________________

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