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Psychology Quiz 08A

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

____ may be combined with past experience to yield a perception.
a.
Stimuli
c.
Receptors
b.
Sensations
d.
Environmental changes
 

 2. 

The study of the relationship between sensory experiences and the physical stimuli that cause them is called
a.
signal-detection theory.
c.
psychophysics.
b.
psychoanalysis.
d.
psychokinesis.
 

 3. 

The method for extracting information automatically from a stimulus is the
a.
attentive process.
c.
just noticeable difference.
b.
preattentive process.
d.
Stroop effect.
 

 4. 

The receptor for smell is the
a.
nerve endings in the nose.
b.
occipital lobe of the olfactory membrane.
c.
strength of the perfume someone is wearing.
d.
hair cells of the olfactory membrane.
 

 5. 

Jumping into a pool on a hot day, your skin initially senses cold water. Soon, however, the water no longer seems cold. This is an example of
a.
sensory adaptation.
c.
perceptual difference.
b.
sensory perception.
d.
changing stimuli.
 

Matching
 
 
Match each term with the correct statement below.
a.
sensation
d.
perception
b.
absolute threshold
e.
difference threshold
c.
signal-detection theory
 

 6. 

study of people's tendencies to make correct judgments in detecting the presence of stimuli
 

 7. 

occurs when a stimulus activates a receptor
 

 8. 

organization of sensory information into meaningful experiences
 

 9. 

smallest change in a physical stimulus that can be detected between two stimuli
 

 10. 

weakest amount of a stimulus that a person can detect half the time
 



 
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