Fall 2024 - PSYC 303 D100

Perception (3)

Class Number: 5202

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
    Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Tom Spalek
    tspalek@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-3105
    Office: RCB 8302
  • 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.

Grading

  • Participation: 10%
  • Term Paper: 15%
  • Mid-Term Exams (2 X 25% each) 50%
  • Final Exam: 25%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Wolfe, J. M., Kluender, K. R., Levi, D. M., Bartoshuk, L. M., Herz, R. S., Klatzky, R., & Merfeld, D. M. (2020). Sensation and Perception (6th ed.). Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9781605359724

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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Registrar Notes:

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RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION

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