Perceptual Constancy in Psychology: Definition & Examples


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What is perceptual constancy?

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1. Which of the following is _____ not _____ one of the types of perceptual constancies?

2. FINISH THE STATEMENT: Objects are perceived to have a stable amount of _____ despite changes in the amount of light that hits the object.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Perceptual constancy describes how we perceive objects, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. Some terms you'll be assessed on include size and shape constancy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the following in regards to perceptual constancy:

  • Definition
  • Types
  • Characteristics

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on perceptual constancy
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as size and shape constancy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding perceptual constancy types
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characteristics of perceptual constancy

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Perceptual Constancy in Psychology: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition and types of perceptual constancy
  • Understand how it works
  • Identify components of this scientific concept