Sensation and Perception

Sensation and Perception
Sensory basis of perception and principles of perceptual organization.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or NEURO 205; or instructor's consent.
 NoteContains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining PSYCH 370
Course Outcomes

1. Understanding of perception, brain, and environment

Students will gain an understanding of how our brains interact with our external environment and give rise to our perceptions.

Measurement: Students will demonstrate this understanding on quizzes and on exams.

2. Research methods in cognitive neuroscience

Students will develop an understanding of how we know what we know about sensation and perception, i.e., research methods in cognitive neuroscience and the scientific method.

Measurement: Students will demonstrate this understanding through in-class discussion, on quizzes/exams, and through coming to class ready to learn. Being ready to learn includes completing the assigned readings and assessments, participating in lecture and discussion, and completing outside assignments (e.g., labs).

3. Apply principles of sensation and perception

Students will be able to apply the principles discussed in class to the world around them.

Measurement: Students will demonstrate this through lab assignments.

4. Critical reflection

Students will be able to critically reflect on the content of psychology as well as on disciplinary values in light of their knowledge of and commitment to the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and to sustain personal values that are true to the gospel while maintaining their serious study of psychology and neuroscience.

Measurement: Multiple choice exams, quizzes.