AP Psych Sensation and Perception
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  • Question 1
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    Q. the process of organizing and interpreting sensory information, enabling us to recognize meaningful objects and events.
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    bottom-up processing
    sensory adaptation
  • Question 2
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    Q. The historical movement associated with the statement “the whole may exceed the sum of its parts” is:
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    Functional psychology
    Gestalt psychology
  • Question 3
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    Q. Which of the following statements is consistent with the Gestalt theory of perception?
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    Perception develops largely through learning
    Perception is the product of heredity
    The mind organizes sensations into meaningful perceptions
    Perception results directly from sensation
  • Question 4
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    Q. Figures tend to be perceived as whole, complete objects, even if spaces or gaps exist in the representation, thus demonstrating the principle of:
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  • Question 5
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    Q. Depth cues that only require one require one eye,
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    Binocular Cue
    Trichronocular Cue
    Monocular Cue
    Single Vision Transparency
  • Question 6
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    Q. You are most likely to observe the phi phenomenon while:
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     looking at a string of Christmas tree lights that blink quickly in succession.
     staring at a Necker cube.
     comparing the size of the moon while it is in the sky, to its size near the horizon.
    attempting to catch a fly ball that is quickly coming toward you
  • Question 7
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    Q. The mental predisposition to perceive one image  but not the other is 
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    Perceptual organization
    Perceptual adaptation 
    Perceptual constancy
    Perceptual set 
  • Question 8
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    Q. A binocular cue that allows for depth perception when images from the two eyes differ 
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    Relative size 
    Color Constancy
    Linear perception
    Retinal Disparity
  • Question 9
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    Q. Racial and ethnic stereotypes can sometimes bias our perceptions of others' behaviors. This best illustrates the impact of: 
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    retinal disparity
    top-down processing
    perceptual adaptation
  • Question 10
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    Q. If you move your watchband up your wrist an inch or so, you will feel it for only a few moments. This best illustrates: 
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    parallel processing
    sensory adaption
    Weber's Law
  • Question 11
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    Q. As we look at a flower, the intensity, or brightness, of the color we see is related to the light wave’s:
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    placement on the spectrum
  • Question 12
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    Q. Rather than saying a person is “colorblind,” it would be more accurate to say that the person:
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     has a blind spot.
     lacks red- or green-sensitive cones.
     is experiencing an overstimulation of the red- and green-sensitive cones.
    has an excess of blue-sensitive cones.  
  • Question 13
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    Q. The hammer, anvil, and stirrup are found in the:
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     middle ear.
     inner ear.
     outer ear.
  • Question 14
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    Q. The way in which you quickly group the individual letters in this test item into separate words best illustrates the principle of: 
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  • Question 15
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    Q. Your roommate, who has trouble understanding Weber’s Law, asks you, “How different do two stimuli need to be, in order for a person to notice the difference?”  You explain that: 
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     the stimuli must differ by at least ten percent.
    the difference threshold decreases with the magnitude of the stimulus. 
     the minimum difference needed for detection depends on the type of stimulus.
    Weber’s Law does not address this issue.
  • Question 16
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    Q. In observing a football game on TV we are immediately able to recognize the players as members of their respective teams, regardless of their positions on the field.  Which Gestalt principle is most responsible for this ability?
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  • Question 17
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    Q. ________________ processing refers to how the physical characteristics of stimuli influence their interpretation.
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    Human factors
  • Question 18
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    Q. Gestalt principle?
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  • Question 19
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    Q. Point on the retina where we see the best (Central FOCUS)
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    Rods and Cones
    Optic Nerve
  • Question 20
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    Q. The minimum amount of stimulation  neededto detect stimulus 50 % of the time is called the
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    Difference Threshold
    Absolute Threshold
    Change Threshold
    Subliminal Threshold
  • Question 21
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    Q. Adjustable opening in the center of the eye isthe
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    Blind Spot
  • Question 22
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    Q. Process by which our sensory systems convertstimulus energies into neural messages is called
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    Sensory Adaptation
    Parallel Processing
  • Question 23
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    Q. 1.  Sensation is to __________ as perception is to __________.
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    Recognizing a stimulus; detecting a stimulus
    Detecting a stimulus; recognizing a stimulus
    Interpreting a stimulus; detecting a stimulus
    Seeing; hearing
  • Question 24
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    Q. Weber’s Law states that:
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    The absolute threshold for any stimulus is a constant
    The JND for any stimulus is a constant
    The absolute threshold for any stimulus is a constant ration
    The JND for any stimulus is a constant ratio
  • Question 25
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    Q. Wavelength is to ___________ as ___________ is to brightness.
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    Hue; intensity
    Intensity; hue
    Frequency; amplitude
    Brightness; hue
  • Question 26
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    Q. Which of the following is the correct order of the structures through which light passes after entering the eye?
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    Lens, pupil, cornea, retina
    Pupil, cornea, lens, retina
    Cornea, retina, pupil, lens
    Cornea, pupil, lens, retina
  • Question 27
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    Q. The Young-Helmholtz Theory proposes that:
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    There are three different types of color-sensitive cones
    Retinal cells are excited by one color and inhibited by its complementary color
    There are four different types of cones
    Rod, not cone, vision accounts for our ability to detect fine visual detail 
  • Question 28
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    Q. The Frequency Theory of hearing is better than Place Theory at explaining  the sensation of:
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    The lowest pitches
    Pitches of intermediate range
    The highest pitches
    All of the above
  • Question 29
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    Q. The Place Theory of pitch perception cannot account for how we hear:
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    Low-pitched sounds
    Middle-pitched sounds
    High-pitched sounds
    Chords three or more pitches simultaneously
  • Question 30
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    Q. The principle that one sense may influence another is:
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    Sensory adaptation
    Weber’s Law
    Sensory interaction
  • Question 31
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    Q. Kinesthesis involves:
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    The bones of the middle ear
    Information from muscles, tendons and joints
    Membranes within the cochlea
    The body’s sense of balance
  • Question 32
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    Q. Studying the road map before her trip, Colleen had no trouble following the route of the highway she planned to travel. Colleen’s ability illustrates the principle of:
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  • Question 33
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    Q. Our sense of smell may be a powerful trigger for memories because
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    we are conditioned from birth to make strong connections between smells and events. 
    the nerve connecting the olfactory bulb sends impulses directly to the limbic system. 
    the receptors at the top of each nostril connect with the cortex.
    smell is a powerful cue for encoding memories into long-term memory. 
  • Question 34
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    Q. The cochlea is responsible for 
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    protecting the surface of the eye. 
    transmitting vibrations received by the eardrum to the hammer, anvil, and stirrup. 
    transforming vibrations into neural signals. 
    coordinating impulses from the rods and cones in the retina. 
  • Question 35
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    Q. Smell & taste are called _____ because ____.
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    energy senses; they send impulses to the brain in the form of electric energy. 
    chemical senses; they detect chemicals in what we taste and smell
    flavor senses; they send impulses to the brain in the form of chemicals 
    memory senses; they both have powerful connections to memory
  • Question 36
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    Q. What is the principle difference between amplitude and frequency in the context of sound waves. 
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    Amplitude is the tone or timbre of a sound, whereas frequency is the pitch. 
    Amplitude is detected int he cochlea, whereas frequency is detected in the auditory cortex. 
    Amplitude is the height of the sound wave, whereas frequency is a measure of how frequently the sound waves pass a given point. 
    Frequency is a measure for light waves, whereas amplitude is a measure for sound waves. 
  • Question 37
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    Q. What behavior would be difficult without our vestibular sense? 
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    integrating what we see and hear
    writing our name
    Walking a straight line with our eyes closed.
    repeating a list of digits
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