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Psychology 312

Helpful links and search tips for PSY 312: Sensation & Perception

Key Databases in Psychology

Transportation Research

Try searching these databases on "(conspicuity OR visibility) AND (emergency OR police)"

Resources on Emergency Vehicle Conspicuity

Suggested Search Terms for PsycINFO

One of the key tools available in PsycINFO is the thesaurus. Access it by clicking on "APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms" from the main menu.

 APA thesaurus of psychological terms

These relevant terms, among others, are listed in thesaurus:

  • brightness perception
  • distance perception
  • illumination
  • pictorial stimuli
  • signal detection (perception)
  • visual discrimination
  • visual perception
  • visual thresholds
  • warnings
  • accident prevention
  • highway safety
  • risk factors
  • safety devices

 

Using the Thesaurus in PsycINFO

View a 5-minute YouTube video about using PsycINFO's thesaurus to get better search results.