DIRECT PERCEPTION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A theory that we can perceive an object on distal stimulus alone. See ecological perception. Compare constructivism. DIRECT PERCEPTION: "Direct perception implies that we can perceive an object without the use of memory and other processes." Related Psychology Terms DISTAL STIMULUS TACTILE PERCEPTION ECOLOGICAL VALIDITY STIMULUS LOCAL-GLOBAL DISTINCTION TACTILE FORM RECOGNITION GIBSON, JAMES JEROME FEATURE-INTEGRATION THEORY (FIT) RETINEX TACTILE ILLUSION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DIRECT PERCEPTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/direct-perception/ (accessed October 16, 2019).