Psychology

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Chapter 8: Sensation and Perception

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Please define each of the terms listed below. Many of these terms are new to you. It will be important to know these for future reference. For an optional assignment (extra credit): create a deck of flash cards or a PowerPoint slide show of all the terms. Some of the term may not be in bold in the text.

  1. Sensation
  2. perception
  3. psychophysics
  4. absolute threshold
  5. difference threshold
  6. signal-detection theory
  7. Weber’s Law
  8. sensory adaptation
  9. pupil
  10. lens
  11. retina
  12. photoreceptors
  13. blind spot
  14. retinal disparity
  15. visual acuity
  16. afterimage
  17. cochlea
  18. auditory nerve
  19. conductive deafness
  20. sensorineural deafness
  21. olfactory nerve
  22. vestibular sense
  23. kinesthesis
  24. closure
  25. proximity
  26. similarity
  27. continuity
  28. simplicity
  29. Depth perception
  30. motion parallax
  31. Illusions
  32. monocular cues
  33. binocular cues