COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Psychology of Perception
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 303
Fall
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Introducing basic subjects in sensation and perception
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Differentiate between sensation and perception and discuss the difference between top-down and bottom-up approaches to studying sensation and perception.
  • Explain the relationship between psychophysics, absolute thresholds, and difference thresholds.
  • Compare and contrast signal detection theory, the method of limits, and the method of constant stimuli as they relate to studying sensation and perception.
  • Discuss the role of selective attention in our perception and identify the limits of human beings with regard to their ability to attend to multiple stimuli.
  • Discuss the positive and negative effects of a restricted environment. Discuss what factors might influence the effects of such deprivation.
  • Identify and describe the parts of the eye, explain how each is related to the processing of visual stimuli, and trace light through the visual system to the brain.
  • Explain the role of receptive fields, what and where receptors are, and eye movement in visual perception.
  • Characterize the relationship between the psychological and physical properties of color. Specifically, compare and contrast trichromatic and opponent-process theories as they relate to color blindness.
Course Content This course will provide an introduction to human sensory and perceptual systems. Because of the historical research trend in the field, the main emphasis will be on vision, though some other senses will be studied in some detail.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Theoretical approaches to sensation and perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning.
2 Research methods in studying perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning.
3 The visual system Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning.
4 Basic visual functions Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning.
5 Visual pattern perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning.
6 Visual pattern perception (cont.) Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning.
7 Midterm Exam I
8 Distance and size perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning.
9 Motion perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning.
10 Color perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning.
11 Perception environment interaction Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning.
12 Other senses Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning.
13 Other senses Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning.
14 Other senses Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning.
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam
Course Textbooks Course notes
References Slides

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
5
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
12
Final / Oral Exam
1
16
    Total
158

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest