Myers EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGY (6th Edition in Modules) Module 14 Perceptual Interpretation James A. McCubbin, PhD Clemson University Worth Publishers
Perceptual Interpretation • Perceptual Adaptation • (vision) ability to adjust to an artificially displaced visual field • prism glasses • Perceptual Set • a mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another
Perceptual Set: Schemas • What you see in the center is influenced by perceptual set
Perceptual Set: Schemas Flying Saucers or Clouds?
Is There Extrasensory Perception? • Extrasensory Perception • controversial claim that perception can occur apart from sensory input • telepathy • clairvoyance • precognition • Parapsychology • the study of paranormal phenomena • ESP • psychokinesis
Perception and the Human Factor • Human Factors Psychology • explores how people and machines interact • explores how machine and physical environments can be adapted to human behaviors
10 8 6 4 2 0 Altitude (thousands of feet) Pilot’s perceived descent path Altitude looks this much higher Actual descent path 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 Distance from runway (miles) Perceptual Set: Human Factors