Psychology 477

PSYC 477: Research in Sensation and Perception

Prerequisites: PSYC 302, PSYC 377

Credit Hours: (3)

An introduction to research methods and experimental investigations in sensory and perceptual psychology. Meets the lab course requirement for psychology majors.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

1. Introduction
2. Vision
3. Audition
4. Cutaneous Senses
5. Chemical Senses
6. Labyrinthine and Kinesthetic Sensitivity
7. Social Perception


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Lecture, seminar and discussion are used. Class participation expected. Oral exams given.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

The student will develop an understanding of overall functioning, as well as the sensory and perceptual characteristics of models. Focus will be on the research and experimental investigations of a variety of animal species. Sensory problems in humans will be addressed.


Assessment Measures

Graded assignments may include oral exams, tests, a final examination, quizzes, the assignment and presentation of exercises, and projects, and class preparation and participation.


Other Course Information

Students are encouraged to submit work of such quality that it could be accepted for presentationand/or publication.


Review and Approval

September 2001 Updated and put in new format Dr. Alastair Harris