Perception

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Perception

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PS 1000 Psychology as a Natural Science
    PS 1001 Psychology as a Social Science
    PS 2147 Analysis of Behavioral Data
    PS 3230 Biopsychology

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION: 
    An introduction to sensory systems and perceptualprocesses. Discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the sense organs, emphasizing the relationship between the physical stimulus and the neural response that it elicits.

    RATIONALE: 
    This course introduces the student to perceptual phenomena and shows how we construct a conception of physical reality from sensory experience, particularly sight and hearing, smell and taste. It provides a solid foundation for students interested in pursuing graduate studies.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Identify the means by which information conveyed by light is coded and represented in the nervous system.
    2. Demonstrate detailed understanding of the Psycho-physical methods.
    3. Discuss the problems concerning the perception of Objects and Events in space.
    4. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the issue of Attention in perceiving; the colour perception and depth perception.
    5. Analyze and distinguish the major parts of the auditory system.
    6. Analyze and distinguish the physiology of the Taste and Smell.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING: 
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures and class discussions.
    - Office hours
    - Use of Blackboard site