Fall 2020 - PSYC 303 D100

Perception (3)

Class Number: 3161

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201 and 221 (or 335).

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to the study of perceptual processes with an emphasis on seeing and hearing. Topics include the perception of features, objects, motion, depth, time, visual illusions, and individual differences in perceptual ability.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course focuses on the basics of human perceptual processes, with the goal being to illustrate that "What you see, is not always what you get." We will briefly explore the sensory mechanisms underlying our generally accurate perception of the world, with attention to how we see and hear.

Areas examined include the perception of space, form, motion, sound, speech and music--with additional focus on the role played by attention, development, learning, and individual differences on our unified perceptual experience.

Topics:
Psychophysics, Hearing, Music, Speech, Spatial Vision, Recognizing Objects, Colour, Depth Perception, Motion, Attention.

Lectures: 
Will be recorded and posted for the students to listen to at their leisure (i.e., asynchronously), but for the exams to be held at the scheduled time (midterms during class time, final exam scheduled by the university).

Grading

  • Mid-Term Exam (2x20): 40%
  • Participation: 10%
  • Final Exam: 20%
  • Presentation: 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Wolfe, J. M., Kluender, K. R., Levi, D. M., Bartoshuk, L. M., Herz, R. S., Klatzky, R., & Merfeld, D. M. (2018). Sensation and Perception (5th ed.). Sinauer Associates.
www.sfu.ca/bookstore/ebooks

www.sfu.ca/bookstore 

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).