• Sensation And Perception Prior Experience
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    Visual sensation and visual perception are the processes by which we see and understand our surroundings. The difference between these processes and the dividing line where sensation ends and perception begins is debatable, however some distinctions can be made. Sensation is a physiological function, and begins with reception, when the cornea and lens of the eye focus light on the photoreceptors (rods and cones) in the retina of the eye. After this, transduction occurs, transforming stimulus ene...
  • Depth Cues Perception Visual Size
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    Visual sensation differs from visual perception even though the two processes form a sequence. Our brain obtains meaning from what we look at through the process of sensation and perception (Grivas Down & Carter pg 77). Though the two systems interact they both serve a different purpose. Sensation is a physiological process which involves the " reception and transduction of information and its transmission to the brain." (Grivas Down & Carter pg 77). In other words sensation involves collecting ...
  • Degree In Psychology Psychologists One People
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    Psychology is the study of human behavior, how we think, feel and act. Psychologists study both normal and abnormal behavior to understand it. Psychologists also try to use what we learn from that study to help people change aspects of their behavior that they want to change. Areas of psychology are clinical, industrial, and developmental. Careers in Psychology offer varied opportunities. Employment opportunities for capable psychologists are expected to be slightly better than average over the ...
  • Bipolar Disorder Depression Person Mania
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    INTRODUCTION What is Bipolar Disorder The word bipolar is defined as "relating to, associated with, or occurring in two polar regions 7. Bipolar disorder is a concept described as a mental illness in which a person experiences dramatic mood swings. This disorder affects one in every one hundred people. Bipolar disorder is the technical term for manic-depressive illness. The first known history of bipolar disorder was in 1922. Emil Kraepelin, director of the Research Institute of Psychiatry, deve...
  • Causes Of Obesity And There Effects
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    Outline Thesis: Obesity in America appears to be of epidemic proportions. I. Social factors that lead to the incidence of obesity A. Understanding obesity B. Effects of obesity II. A sedentary lifestyle's effect on obesity A. Sedentary lifestyle B. The harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle III. The psychological factors that contribute to the prevalence of obesity A. Psychological factors that affect obesity B. How these factors affect the overall health of a person IV. How to avoid obesity...
  • Somatoform Disorder Patient Disorders Pain
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    Somatoform disorder is someone who appears to have a physical medical ailment but doctors cannot find the origin of the illness. For something to categorize as a Somatoform Disorder, the physical symptoms must be serious enough to interfere with the patient's employment or relationships, and must be symptoms that are not under the patient's voluntary control. In general, somatoform disorder deals with the physical aspects of unknown illnesses, and on the other hand, dissociative disorders deal w...