Gestalt Laws of Perception

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What are the 5 Gestalt Laws?

Select one of the following:

  • Closure, Continuity, Proximity, Similarity and Figure-Ground

  • Closure, Relative Size, Figure-Ground, Proximity and Ambiguity

Question 2 of 9

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What is the Gestalt's theory?

Select one of the following:

  • The Gestalt theory is that we look at the image on the whole and conclude it and ignore the details as what is on the whole is more important.

  • Gestalts theory is that we perceive our world by organising the arts of a stimulus into a 'whole' we do this by using The Gestalt grouping laws together to help us find 'good form' in the stimulus to make it more understandable.

Question 3 of 9

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What is the Law of Closure?

Select one of the following:

  • We perceive a pattern that isn't actually there

  • Lines or shapes are perceived as complete figures even if arts are missing.

Question 4 of 9

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What is the Law of proximity?

Select one of the following:

  • When objects are in close proximity (near each other) we perceive them to be related.

  • When objects are in close proximity we group them together.

Question 5 of 9

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What is the law of figure-ground?

Select one of the following:

  • a ambiguous, and big in size and parallel (figure) is separate from the background (ground)

  • A small, complex, symmetrical object (figure) is separate from the background (ground)

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What is the law of continuity?

Select one of the following:

  • We perceive a pattern that isn't actually there

  • We perceive a pattern as ongoing.

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What is the Law of Similarity?

Select one of the following:

  • It helps us to recognise things of similar characteristics and make a pattern with them.

  • It helps us to group things that look similar (colour, shape...) together if they have the same characteristics.

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What is one of Gestalts theory's strengths?

Select one of the following:

  • It accounts for ambiguous figures with the law figure-ground.

  • It accounts for all distortion

Question 9 of 9

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What is a limitation of Gestalt's theory?

Select one of the following:

  • It can only explain the Muller-Lyer distortion and no other.

  • It doesn't explain any fiction illusions.

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Gestalt Laws of Perception

Tomiwa Oko-Osi
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gcse Psychology Quiz on Gestalt Laws of Perception, created by Tomiwa Oko-Osi on 03/10/2013.

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