Shape Constancy Definition | Psychology

In psychology, shape constancy is our perception of objects having the same shape no matter what angle we can see them or their orientation. If you can imagine a box of tissues, and then imagine walking around it in a circle, you know the shape your eyes see will change over time. Yet, in your head, you still know its the exact same rectangle cubish object you first saw. It’s simply a rectangular tissue box, no matter what angle you view it from. We take into account cues from our experience, distance, and other visual components to maintain the shape constancy in our minds.