ERIC Number: EJ651498
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
Fundamentally Misunderstanding Visual Perception: Adults' Belief in Visual Emissions.
Winer, Gerald A.; Cottrell, Jane E.; Gregg, Virginia; Fournier, Jody S.; Bica, Lori A.
American Psychologist, v57 n 6-7 p417-24 Jun-Jul 2002
Reviews research about a profound misconception among college students: the belief that the process of vision includes emanations from their ideas. Documents the strength and breadth of this phenomenon and the failure of traditional educational techniques to overcome this belief. Asserts that students are leaving psychology courses with flawed understanding of visual perception. Offers suggestions for overcoming this misconception. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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