Sensory Adaptation & Habituation: Definition & Examples


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Information from the environment is called:

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1. A parent walks into a noisy daycare, but the more time they spend there, the less they notice the noise. What process is the parent undergoing?

2. Shifting attention away from something is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your knowledge of adapting and habituating mechanisms of sensation. Topics on the quiz include what the information from the environment is called as well as how to become automatically less sensitive to stimuli.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Information from the environment
  • Shifting attention away from something
  • Responding to a new stimulus as though it were new
  • Purpose of sensory information

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the purpose of sensory information and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about shifting attention away from something

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Sensory Adaptation & Habituation: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand sensory input
  • Appreciate why we need sensory input in our lives
  • Describe why we become less sensitive to sensory input
  • Identify how our bodies use habituation
  • Explain the difference between habituation and dishabituation