After watching the two videos below, discuss the role of higher-level or “cognitive” processes in perception. Then describe a situation in which you initially thought you saw or heard something, but then realized that your initial perception was in error. What was the role of bottom-up and top-down processing in this process of first having an incorrect perception and then realizing what was actually there?
Support your belief and use specific examples.
Sensation and Perception: Crash Course Psychology #5
Cognition – How Your Mind Can Amaze and Betray You: Crash Course Psychology #15
What does it mean to have a disorder? Discuss what it means for a child to have a psychological disorder, given the fact that what is abnormal remains challenging to define.