PSYC209-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Sensation and Perception

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

A broad treatment of human sensation and perception, with the main emphasis on vision, but also including the other senses.

This course provides a broad overview of sensation and perception. The goal is to develop both an understanding of the field and an interest in pursuing some aspects of it in the future. The emphasis will be on visual perception but perception in the other senses will also be covered briefly. There is a laboratory component that will let you experience some of the classic phenomena in the discipline for yourself.

Learning Outcomes

  • On successful completion of the course, students will have:
  • Gained an understanding of the fundamental processes that give rise to sensation and perception.
  • Gained an understanding of some of the commonly used methods and techniques scientists use to answer questions related to sensation and perception.
  • Demonstrated an understanding of how the various factors influence our perceptual experience.
  • Demonstrated the ability to evaluate and interpret research findings critically.
  • Demonstrated the ability to do literature search on a topic, to synthesize research articles related to a topic, and to present research findings in writing.

Pre-requisites

PSYC104, or
PSYC105 and PSYC106, or
with the approval of the Head of Department, a pass in a professional year of Engineering, or
in approved courses in Art, Art History, or
Computer Science

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 E9 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 E7 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop (9/3, 18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 225 (16/3, 11/5)
8 Mar - 21 Mar
10 May - 23 May
02 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 445 (8/3, 17/5)
Psychology - Sociology 225 (15/3, 10/5)
8 Mar - 21 Mar
10 May - 23 May
03 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 443 (8/3, 17/5)
Psychology - Sociology 225 (15/3, 10/5)
8 Mar - 21 Mar
10 May - 23 May

Course Coordinator

Zhe Chen

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Laboratory assessment 20%
Essay 16%
Test 1 32%
Test 2 32%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Goldstein, E. Bruce , Brockmole, James R; Sensation and perception; Tenth edition; Cengage Learning, 2017.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

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