PSY 3321 Syllabus

PSY 3321 Syllabus - SENSATION PERCEPTION PSY 3321 M W 8am...

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DR. NATALIE CEBALLOS OFFICE: Psychology Building, 216A PHONE: (512) 245-8709 E-MAIL: [email protected] OFFICE HOURS: M & W 10:00-12:00; other days/times available by appointment. COURSE OBJECTIVES This course is designed to provide a survey of the sensory and perceptual processes involved in vision, audition, touch, taste and smell. We will begin the semester with a review of the basic physiological processes of sensation of perception. We will also discuss the general theoretical approaches and specific theories in the field. In latter portions of the course, we will apply this information to the critical evaluation of basic and clinical research as well as individual case studies. The objectives for this course, along with the corresponding Learning Outcomes of the Psychology Department, are described below. Theory : You will learn about general theoretical approaches in the field and specific theories explaining sensation and perception. This objective is consistent with the Department’s Learning Outcome 1, requiring the undergraduate major to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and theories of psychology by using theories to explain and predict behavior and mental processes. Physiology : You will learn about biological processes that form the basis of our processes of sensation and perception. This objective is consistent with the Department’s Learning Outcome 2, requiring the undergraduate major to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theories and research in the biological bases of behavior. Research : You will learn about experimental methods used to study sensation and perception, and you will also learn how to critically evaluate research in this area. This objective is consistent with the Department’s Learning Outcome 3, requiring the undergraduate major to demonstrate a basic understanding of and ability to utilize appropriately the various methodologies and designs used in psychological research. Writing : Through the summary project required in this course, you will enhance your abilities to paraphrase, summarize, organize, and think critically about the topics of your writing. Textbook: by E. Bruce Goldstein. Book for Course Project: For your course project you will be required to read, summarize and relate to the topics discussed in class ONE of the books from the following list (your choice). These books may be obtained from local libraries or purchased online or from a bookstore (I strongly suggest ordering a used copy online). You will work independently on this project
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