James Gibson & the Ecological Theory of Perception


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What is the traditional explanation of perception?

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1. What are the two types of perception?

2. What does Gibson mean by direct perception?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to see if you know what the ecological view of perception is. You will need to identify differences between this and other views on perception.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz and worksheet questions, you can test your understanding of:

  • The traditional explanation of perception
  • The two main types of perception
  • The two components of the ecological theory of perception

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what influence shaped Gibson's view on perception
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the traditional and ecological views of perception
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Gibson's definition of direct perception

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this type of sensory input by reading the lesson titled James Gibson & the Ecological Theory of Perception. This lesson will explain topics such as:

  • Common viewpoints before Gibson's work
  • Why Gibson did not agree with the traditional perception
  • Which view of perception is correct