How Environmental Variables & Other Factors Influence Perception


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Physiological influences

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1. Psychological influences

2. Our perceptions are socially influenced by

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Perceptions can vary from person to person, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the reasons why. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the factors that can influence perception.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on:

  • Perception
  • Influences on our perception
  • Perception of people and events

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as psychological influences and perception
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what physiological influences are
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about social influences

Additional Learning

Are you interested in learning more about perception? The lesson titled How Environmental Variables & Other Factors Influence Perception will give you additional details on this subject. This lesson:

  • Defines attended stimuli
  • Provides examples of each of the influential factors
  • Defines self-concept and attribution
  • Describes confirmation bias and the halo effect and how they impact perception