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M. D. Vernon - The Psychology of Perception (Pelican Original) (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B000423
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Health, Medicine, Psychology & Self Help
  • Published : 1962 (This reprint 1972)
  • ISBN : 0140205306
  • SKU : B000423
  • PPC : LL230gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Pelican original.

A collection of then-current topics. In the first half the book surveys the most basic dimensions of visual perception: size, perspective, form (and "figure vs ground"), motion.

The biology of visual perception is laid out and illusory or biased perception in the above areas are illuminated in a biological and cognitive framework. Evidence from children and adults are neatly interwoven to form a synthesised picture of our powers of perception.

The second half of the book is less conclusive, more miscellaneous and less biological in its focus. It covers topics such as reading skills, the effect on perception of reinforcement via shocks, the perception of emotional words on behaviour, and attentiveness (selective perception).

Perceptions of different people are not always alike, they vary with attention, interest and individual personality factors.


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