AP Psych Agenda
1. Explain how a perceptual set can influence one’s
perception of a certain stimulus.
2. What Gestalt principle is illustrated in the figure below:
3. What is the ear’s gateway to the
4. Define context effect
5. Where in the brain are noises interpreted?
1. You are more likely to see what you expect to see.
4. Environmental factors influence one’s perception of a
5. Routed through thalamus to the auditory cortex in the
Do the sensory processes of smell and taste
Make sure you know all of the major historical figures on the
Gestalt Laws of Grouping
Seeing 3 pair of lines in A
Seeing columns of orange and
red dots in B
Seeing lines that connect 1 to 2
and 3 to 4 in C
Seeing a horse in D
What is seen in the center figures depends on the order
in which one looks at the figures:
If scanned from the left, a man’s face is seen.
If scanned from the right, a woman’s figure is seen.
The same physical
stimulus can be
depending on perceptual
set, e.g., context effects.
When is the middle
character the letter B and
when is it the number 13?
The Case for ESP
Extrasensory Perception (ESP)
The ability to perceive something without ordinary
This has not been scientifically demonstrated.
Parapsychologists distinguish between three types of ESP:
Telepathy – Mind-to-mind communication
Clairvoyance – Perception of remote events
Precognition – Ability to see future events