Psych M.D. - Perceptual Constancy


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Term: Perceptual Constancy
Definition (Myers): perceiving objects as unchanging (having consistent lightness, color, shape, and size) even as illumination and retinal images change 1
Definition (alternative): the perception of an object or quality as constant under changing conditions 2
Contextual explanation: tendency to see objects with certain standards regardless of changes
Related terms and concepts:
Psych M.D. - Perceptual Constancy - The Neuron3 Psych M.D. - Perceptual Constancy - The Neuron4
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Sources:
  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York, New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Subjective constancy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perceptual_constancy
  3. Perceptual Constancy. (n.d.). Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://www.sapdesignguild.org/resources/optical_illusions/intro_constancy.html
  4. Workshop 09. (n.d.). Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://color.psych.upenn.edu/workshop09/
Edited by: Roger
Date of last edit: September 22nd, 2009



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