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Intro to Sensation and Perception

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Weber's Law states that the just noticeable difference of a stimulus is

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1. Gustav Fechner's work in psychophysics involved exploring

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The corresponding assessments will guage your understanding of sensation and perception based on findings by psychologists Fechner and Weber, who formulated the theories and practices of psychophysics. You will be quizzed on the thresholds for sensation and perception and key historical events in psychophysics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics in these assessments include:

  • Body-motion cognizance
  • Weber's Law
  • Gustav Fechner's work
  • Sensory adaptation
  • Recognizing stimuli in relation to absolute threshold

Skills Practiced

Student practice the following skills in these study materials:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as absolute and difference threshold.
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Weber's Law

Additional Information

Review the accompanying lesson entitled Intro to Sensation and Perception to learn more about this subject. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define sensation and perception
  • Examine Gustav Fechner and Ernst Weber's contributions to psychophysics
  • Identify attention's role in sensing and perceiving information
  • Discuss the importance of Weber's Law to psychophysics
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