Sensation & Perception (AP Psychology): Questions 170 - 174 of 180

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Question number: 170

» Sensation & Perception » Perceptual Processes » Interpretation

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Psychologists believe that depth perception is

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Choice (4) Response

a.

partly learned and partly innate.

b.

learned.

c.

innate.

d.

universal.

Question number: 171

» Sensation & Perception » Perceptual Processes » Extrasensory Perception

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Many natural ESP occurrences are apparently a result of

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a.

practice.

b.

unconscious psychological processes.

c.

coincidence.

d.

representation.

Question number: 172

» Sensation & Perception » Thresholds

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Taste 1 gram of table salt in 400 liters of water; then smell 1 drop of perfume diffused throughout a three-room apartment; finally touch the wing of a bee falling on your cheek from a height of 2 centimeter away. What do these examples depict?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The absolute threshold of our senses

b.

The adaptation of our senses

c.

The just-noticeable difference of our senses

d.

The perception of our senses

Question number: 173

» Sensation & Perception » Perceptual Processes » Organization

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Which of the following statements explains gate control theory of pain?

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a.

Non-painful nerve impulses compete with pain impulses to reach the brain, creating a neural blockage.

b.

Pain impulses are sent to receptor sites in vital organs.

c.

Pain is simply a psychological state, not a physiological one.

d.

Stimuli of various kinds activate free nerve endings.

Question number: 174

» Sensation & Perception » Sensory Mechanics

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According to signal-detection theory, the failure to report the presence of a target stimulus that is in fact present is known as a ________.

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a.

hit

b.

correct rejection

c.

false alarm

d.

miss

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