Name: ___________________ Sensation & Perception

Name: ___________________
Sensation & Perception
1. Explain selective attention and give an example.
2. Explain why people can get motion sickness setting still in a theater watching scenery from a
helicopter ride on the screen.
3. Which psychologists emphasize the entire concept or problem rather than the small parts that
make it up? They tend to say, “The whole is more than the sum of the parts”.
4. Explain the concepts of proximity, similarity, continuity and closure. Also, give an example
of each.
5. Explain the concept of the visual cliff and what that teaches us in psychology.
6. Discuss retinal disparity in perception and give an example of how you could see this work.
7. Discuss the Phi phenomenon and give an example of this in the real world.
8. Discuss perceptual set and give an example.
9. Discuss context effects and give an example.
10. Discuss clairvoyance, telepathy, and precognition, giving an example of each. Also, discuss
the research results on the effectiveness of each.