Psychology (PSYC) 333
Sensation and Perception (Revision 3)
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Area of Study: Social Science
PSYC 333 has a Challenge for Credit option.
This course examines how the human brain receives and processes information from our environment. It explores the functioning of human sensory systems, and how physical stimuli are transformed into signals that can by understood by the nervous system. Topics covered in the course include vision, audition, taste, smell, touch, proprioception, and basic psychophysics.
- Unit 1: Introduction to Perception
- Unit 2: The Beginnings of Perception
- Unit 3: Neural Processing and Perception
- Unit 4: Cortical Organization
- Unit 5: Perceiving Objects and Scenes
- Unit 6: Visual Attention
- Unit 7: Taking Action
- Unit 8: Perceiving Motion
- Unit 9: Perceiving Colour
- Unit 10: Perceiving Depth and Size
- Unit 11: Hearing
- Unit 12: Auditory Localization and Organization
- Unit 13: Speech Perception
- Unit 14: The Cutaneous Senses
- Unit 15: The Chemical Senses
To receive credit for the course, you must complete all of these evaluation assignments. You must receive a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the final exam, and a composite course grade of at least D (50 percent).
|5 Quizzes (5% each)||25%|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Textbook: Goldstein, E. B. (2014). Sensation and perception (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.
A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
Other course materials are available online. These include a Course Manual, Study Guide, Quiz Book, and Virtual Lab.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, and intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 3, February 8, 2016.
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Updated January 11 2019 by Student & Academic Services