AP Psychology Sensation & Perception-Perceptual Processes Revision (Page 1 of 1)

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Theories on Perception

  • Nativist theory states that perception and cognition are largely innate.
  • Structuralist theory reveals that what we give as input to the brain forms our perception and we perceive the world through those eyes.
  • Gestalt psychology says that people perceive the… (53 more words) …

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Visual Perception

  • The visual field means the entire area external to the eye which can be seen through eyes.
  • The figure and ground relationship is the relationship between what actually the eye needs to focus upon and the background surrounding that thing.… (271 more words) …

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Ideas propounded by Gestalt

  • Pragnanz is the overarching Gestalt idea that will be organized as meaningful, symmetrical, and simple. The following are specific Gestalt ideas:
  • Closure means the capability of mind to complete incomplete figures.
  • Proximity means grouping together things of similar characteristics.
  • Continuation… (68 more words) …

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