Psych M.D. - grouping


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Term:grouping
Definition (Myers):the perceptual tendency to organize stimuli into coherent groups1
Definition (alternative): how we tend to interpret a visual field or problem in a certain way2
Contextual explanation: when we view a scene, we tend to make sense of the visual input by organizing it in certain ways.
Related terms and concepts:
  • gestalt
  • proximity
  • similarity
  • continuity
  • connectedness
  • closure
grouping3
Related websites:
Sources:
  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Visual Perception. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2009, from http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/Articles/visualperc1/start.htm
  3. product, u. t. (n.d.). PsycNET. Retrieved October 22, 2009, from http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=main.landing




Edited by: Mike
Date of last edit: October 22nd 2009



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