Schema-Root.org logo

 

  cross-referenced news and research resources about

 psychology of perception

Schema-Root.org logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube
spacer

updated Wed. March 20, 2019

-
The academic discipline of psychology was developed largely in North America and Europe. Some would argue it's been remarkably successful in understanding what drives human behaviour and mental processes, which have long been thought to be universal. But in recent decades some researchers ...
As reported in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, when people perceive speech, they closely watch the form and motion of the lips. If either of those cues is missing, their ability to make subtle distinctions between vowel sounds suffers measurably. “The findings ...

Through a series of experiments at Brown and McGill University in Montreal reported in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Masapollo and colleagues found that when people perceive speech, they closely watch the form and motion of the lips. If either of those ...
The academic discipline of psychology was developed largely in North America and Europe. Some would argue it's been remarkably ... So what effect can culture really have on the fundamental aspects of our psyche, such as perception, cognition and personality? Let's take a look at the evidence so far.
"I am intrigued by human somatosensory (touch and body) perception and its utilization for positive psychological and cognitive effects in our daily lives," says Nakatani, who commenced his research on the Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC), Keio University, in April 2017. "I started studying touch modality 16 ...
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – U of A assistant professor of human development and family sciences Amanda Williams is conducting research to study how stories and public perception on success and failure impact young athletes, and if more focus on adolescent and emerging-adult development leads to ...

But perception may not be keeping up with reality. Nearly 30,000 people in the study thought middle age starts at 30. "I find it interesting that there's a ton of people who have skewed perceptions about aging -- mostly young adults," said William Chopik, assistant professor of psychology and principal ...
Anne Treisman was a psychologist whose research into human perception and attention helped explain how the mind – not the eye – serves as the true ... Feature integration theory “has been challenged over and over again, but it has stood the test of time,” says Sabine Kastner, a Princeton psychology ...
This clearly demonstrates how cultural differences can affect something as fundamental as memory – any theory describing it should take that into account. Subsequent studies have shown that cultural differences in thinking styles are pervasive in cognition – affecting memory, attention, perception, ...
A study led by Dr Christopher Watkins of Abertay's Division of Psychology, published today in Perception journal, revealed that the amount of makeup a woman is wearing can have a negative impact on perceptions of her leadership ability. Study participants were asked to view a series of images featuring ...
Pehlivanoğlu was awarded by the American Psychological Association for her doctorate thesis titled "Perception, Attention and Memory Processes in the Elderly." The Turkish scientist continues to work on the effects of emotional material in the perception and attention processes of young and old people by ...
After her graduation she was accepted by the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States to continue her research on the elderly,” the university said in a statement. “Pehlivanoğlu was awarded by the American Psychological Association for her doctoral thesis, 'Perception, Attention and Memory ...
The work, which appears in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, suggests that roommates' perception of each other's distress could be useful for monitoring the mental health of college students, but there are ways that students could be trained to be more accurate. "Although college is an ...
“There are common genetic roots for the heritable aspect of biological-motion perception and autistic traits,” says study investigator Ying Wang, associate professor at the Institute of Psychology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. The work also answers a longstanding question among scientists ...
Anne Treisman was a psychologist whose research into human perception and attention helped explain how the mind – not the eye – serves as the true window to ... She eventually switched to psychology and, in a career that spanned nearly half a century, played a leading role in the field's interdisciplinary ...
An analysis of data from mergers of financial-advisory firms revealed that “an adviser is 37 percent more likely to commit misconduct if he is merged into a new branch that includes individuals with a history of misconduct (relative to an adviser from the same firm who is merged into a branch with no history of ...
A team of researchers, led by Maria Dolores de Hevia, at Paris Descartes University and the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) Psychology of Perception Laboratory, tested a total of eighty newborns, ranging in age from seven hours to three days, with various audiovisual cues indicating quantity and spatial ...

But keeping a three good things diary can help them to recollect positive things in order to develop positive self-perceptions and self-esteem. We have been running a pilot study with brain injury survivors which backs up the "three good things" research. The Brain Injury Solutions and Emotions Programme ...
An innovative psychology based training programme has been pioneering employee safety in the Australian energy sector. Applying a psychological understanding to young people's risk perception has been critical to the success of Stanwell Corporation's recent health and safety initiative. Stanwell ...
Anne M. Treisman, whose insights into how we perceive the world around us provided some of the core theories for the field of cognitive psychology, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 82. Her daughter Deborah Treisman said the cause was a stroke after a long illness. Dr. Treisman ...
... rarer than I'd like to admit, is he trusted us," she added. After ending her career as a sound engineer, Rogers came to Montreal to study at McGill University and earned a doctorate in psychology. She's now the director of the music perception and cognition laboratory at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
... assistant professor of psychology at Sewanee. Amy Sugar, director of instructional design and technology at Rollins, will work with her IT team to design and implement the online modules written by faculty members. Alexander joined the Centenary faculty in 2014. Her research focuses on perception of ...
During this time psychologist is able to assess human behavior; their perception of a product, whether the product has the best possible safety measures in place and ultimately, to assess its overall performance. Engineers can use this knowledge to modify the item according to users' requirements.
The original idea that led to Powell's undertaking of this research started with Megan Parker, a recently graduated honors student, and Dr. Kethera Fogler, an assistant professor in the department of psychology, who has an interest in language and how this affects juror's perception of offenders in the ...
In one of the meetings of his course Introduction to Cognitive Psychology, the subject is perception. He shows the 60 students a pair of textured patterns on a projection screen. The first is a set of vertical ridges. The second is more difficult to discern, but becomes recognizable as the same pattern slanting at ...
What concerns me is that the perception that Friday's 600-plus point and this week's 1,090 point drop, is an extreme event that could easily turn into a market crash on Monday. Given current mood, System 1 perceptions could easily trump System 2 facts. I would pay close attention to Friday's news and the ...
Most people would think that, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. ... The research was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. ... Participants were asked to rate their perception of each person's overall competence or competence at a task.
Shiffrin is also the Luther Dana Waterman Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences' Memory and Perception Laboratory. Elizabeth Rosdeitcher is a science writer in the IU ...
... Johanna Kann was awarded Best in Category in the development psychology room. Both Eisenberg and Sanwood are seniors who were mentored by Roslyn's Dr. Allyson Weseley. Eisenberg's project explored how motion perception is impacted by limbs other than the ones directly involved in an action.
Smokers have a distorted perception on when the onset of smoking-related conditions will occur, a new study in the Journal of Cognitive Psychology reports. ... The researchers believe that this did not hold for severe diseases due to a perception that severe smoking-related conditions, such as lung cancer, ...
As reports of such incidents continue to rise, researchers at the University of Arizona set out to learn more about how people's perception of the threat of global climate change affects their mental health. They found that while some people have little anxiety about the Earth's changing climate, others are ...
Expressing and reading emotions are essential social skills necessary for developing relationships, as well as for showing your own feelings. To a great extent, emotions are produced and perceived based on the immediate recognition of facial expression patterns. “Developmental psychology showed how ...
Gaslighting is a malicious and hidden form of mental and emotional abuse (link is external), designed to plant seeds of self-doubt and alter your perception of reality. Like all abuse, it based on the need for power, control, or concealment. Some people occasionally lie or use denial (link is external) to avoid ...
Why might my perceptions of body size be out of sync? I decided to look into it further. Dr. Jason Bell, of the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia, and his colleagues enrolled 103 young women to participate in a laboratory experiment. Participants were asked to look at 71 ...
In their latest study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Leslie, Cimpian and Bian were joined by Mary Murphy, professor of psychology at Indiana University, to assess whether messages about brilliance differentially affect women's interest in certain fields. In a series of six ...
How food tastes is not just determined by its ingredients. At a research kitchen in London, a psychology professor and a top chef are trying to see how big a role perception plays in flavor. The promotional video for Kitchen Theory, a combined London restaurant and food lab, sounds like a game show. And it ...
Preschoolers, brown capuchin monkeys, California state workers, college students recruited for psychological experiments—everyone, it seems, resents inequity. This is true even though what counts as being disadvantaged varies from place to place and from year to year. As Payne points out, Thomas ...
In visual perception-speak, the "Pong effect" is when the ball appears faster when the paddle is smaller, even though the speed remains unchanged. The Pong effect supports Witt's hypotheses about actions influencing vision. For the Psychological Science paper, Witt added post-experiment surveys to ...
In the mid 1950s the “cognitive revolution” had started, Treisman said, and she went on to pursue a doctorate in psychology at the University of Oxford, which she completed in 1962. Her thesis, “Selective Attention and Speech Perception,” led to a position at the Medical Research Council psycholinguistics ...
Magnetic brain stimulation alters negative emotion perception. A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and ... Modulating emotion perception – Opposing effects of inhibitory and excitatory prefrontal cortex stimulation. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, ...
Researchers exploring the psychology of why facts don't change our minds generally start with the concept of confirmation bias. Simply put, this means that we humans tend to interpret new information as confirmation of our existing beliefs. Some researchers suggest that we get a shot of dopamine when ...
In other words, non-Muslim Westerners and Muslims alike do not seem to show hostility towards each other because they perceive their physical safety to be threatened, but because they perceive their cultures, values, norms, morals, philosophy and identity as incompatible. The results of the research can ...
According to a psychology theory called “psychic numbing,” our sympathy declines as the number of victims rise. The same phenomenon is true with our perception of nuclear risk, according to Paul Slovic, a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon who focuses on risk perception and ...
While I do understand the psychology behind this perception, I will admit I continue to find it a bit exhausting. Really? Is there any parent who upon first experiencing the miracle of birth gazes at their newborn son or daughter and silently reflects: “It is my greatest hope that this magnificent gift of a child will ...
... State in 1962, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). He was instrumental in campaigning for what's now known as cross-cultural psychology, a practice that took into account the unique needs and perspectives of racial minorities, thus altering the perception of Black psychology.
... discusses how classical music pushed him to study sensory perception. ... entertainment, marketing, psychology, neurology, and sociology.
... fields of study ever undertaken by serious experimental psychologists,” wrote John Wearden in 2016's The Psychology of Time Perception.
So I expect a restaurant that has tipping to have better service and expect to be more satisfied, which can bias my perception,” Lynn says.
The blinks are momentary unconscious gaps in visual perception and came ... Michele Cox, who is a psychology doctoral student at Vanderbilt.
The blinks are momentary unconscious gaps in visual perception and came as a surprise to the team of Vanderbilt psychologists who discovered the ... Mind's eye blink is closely related to “attentional blink” that has been studied by Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology David Zald and Professor of ...


 

news and opinion


 


 


 


 


schema-root.org

   human
    psychology
      perception
        optical illusions

human psychology:
      cognition
      perception
      personality
      social