2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Nov 27, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 142 - Sensation and Perception

Sensation, perception and cognition work together to give us meaningful information about the world. This course examines how information is picked up from the environment and then coded, transformed and integrated by the sensory systems. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of pain and touch to our survival and well-being. For each of the six senses, we will consider not only what kind of information it provides about the world, but also how it can be impaired, and how some impairments can be remedied. We will also explore some of the relations between perception and clinical, developmental, social, and cultural psychology.

Not recommended for first year students.

Prerequisites for this course require a grade of C- or better

Fulfills the Basic Processes requirement of the Psychology major.




Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically