Sensation & Perception-Perceptual Processes (AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology): Questions 71 - 75 of 103

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Question number: 71

» Sensation & Perception » Perceptual Processes » Interpretation

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Research evidence has shown that the presence of a weapon

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

reduces the ambiguity of the interpretation of the situation.

b.

impairs an eyewitness’s accuracy of a description of a suspect.

c.

allows an eyewitness to remember the event longer.

d.

increases an eyewitness’s accuracy of a description of a suspect.

e.

increases the accuracy of the account.

Question number: 72

» Sensation & Perception » Perceptual Processes » Organization

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The organizational principle demonstrated by the stimuli below is known as

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Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

figure-ground.

b.

continuity.

c.

closure.

d.

nearness.

e.

similarity.

Question number: 73

» Sensation & Perception » Perceptual Processes » Interpretation

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A cheetah scrambling up a rocky slope in Montana is likely to be perceived as a mountain lion because

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

figure and ground are obvious.

b.

perception is guided by expectations.

c.

contiguity is a powerful influence on perception.

d.

the setting provides an ideal camouflage.

e.

figure and ground have been confused.

Question number: 74

» Sensation & Perception » Perceptual Processes » Interpretation

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Which of the following illustrates the principle of contiguity?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

a person “lip-syncing” to a record

b.

a darker balloon seen as farther away than a lighter one

c.

the “false dawn” before a sunrise

d.

the shadows cast on a cloudy day

e.

All of the above

Question number: 75

» Sensation & Perception » Perceptual Processes » Organization

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The stimuli below are seen as one group of circles and one group of squares due to the organizational principle of

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

closure.

b.

similarity.

c.

nearness.

d.

continuity.

e.

simplicity.

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