PSY 4030

Description

(Prerequisites: PSY 1010 General Psychology, or equivalent and BIO 1030 Principles of Biology, or equivalent) The study of sensation and perception is the study of how we know that there are other objects around us (sensation) and how we identify these objects and react to them (perception). In other words, it is the study of how our brain knows what is going on in our immediate environment.

Objectives

  1. Define the concepts of 'sensation' and 'perception'
  2. Describe the research methodology used when studying sensation and perception
  3. Describe the visual system including: a. The physiology of the visual system b. Processes involved in the perception of objects, sc enes, brightness, color, depth, and size
  4. Describe the auditory system including: a. The physiology of the auditory system b. Processes involved in the perception of sounds, music, and speech c. Processes involved in localization of sounds
  5. Describe the cutaneous sys tem including: a. The physiology of the cutaneous system b. Processes involved in the perception of fine details, texture and pain
  6. Describe the olfactory and gustatory systems

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Sensation and perception (Rev: 8)

Publisher: Wadsworth (2010)
Author: Goldstein, E. B.
ISBN: 978-0-495-60149-4
Price: $209.57

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