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PS4037: PERCEPTUAL PROCESSES (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

Interaction with the world around us involves perceptual processing using our three main senses: visual (seeing), auditory (hearing) and haptic (touch).  The aim of this course is to consider a range of approaches to human perception, from historical beginnings to recent innovative research.  

Topics covered include: colour perception; face recognition; perception of pain and age related changes in perception.  Students will also engage in guided debate with their peers regarding media portrayal of recent research findings.

This course is intended for students completing joint honours degrees in Behavioural Studies or Psychology. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Karen Pilz

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

- Spatial Vision - Temporal Vision - Depth Perception - Biopsychology of Vision - Role of Attention in Perception

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA Anthropology-Behavioural Studies
  • MA Behavioural Studies - Philosophy
  • MA Behavioural Studies-Business Management
  • MA Behavioural Studies-Sociology
  • Psychology Joint

Contact Teaching Time

13 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 90 minute written examination (75%), peer assessed debate workshop (5%) and in-course written assignment of no more than 2,000 words (20%). Resit: One 90 minute written examination (75%), in-course written assignment of no more than 2,000 words (20%), activities during tutorials (5%).

Formative Assessment

Feedback on tutorial activities and on written assignments. Example exam questions in lectures.

Feedback

Feedback on tutorial activities by the supervising tutor and peer within the group. Written feedback on written assignment within 3 weeks after assignment has been handed in.

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