Category: General Psychology

Sensation  ■ What is the primary function of our sensory receptors? Sensory receptors transduce raw physical energy into neural impulses, which are then interpreted by our central nervous system. ■ What does the term absolute threshold refer to, and why is signal detection theory important? The absolute threshold is the smallest magnitude of a stimulus […]
Copyright – Shishir Subba Motivation: In the process of explaining behaviour psychologists have to answer the question of “Why do human beings behave as they do?” The study of motivation is necessary because it explains the “why” of behaviour. The term motivation literally means to move or to energize or to activate. In this sense, anything […]
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Visual Sensation: Visual sensation is the most important sensation for human beings as it supplies them with the greatest amount of information about the external world. The physical stimulus for visual sensation is light. Eye is the receptor of visual sensation .Visual sensation is the experience of light in the eye. Through eyes it is […]
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