PSY 303 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Psychology of Perception
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 303
Fall
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to teach the relationship between the five sensory organs and the nervous system and the different sensory phenomena.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to differentiate the differences between top-down and bottom-up approaches to studying sensation and perception.
  • Will be able to identify the relationship between psychophysics, absolute thresholds, and difference thresholds.
  • Will be able to compare and contrast signal detection theory, the method of limits, and the method of constant stimuli as they relate to studying sensation and perception.
  • Will be able to discuss the role of selective attention in our perception and identify the limits of human beings with regard to their ability to attend to multiple stimuli.
  • Will be able to distinguish the individual roles of different sensory organs in processing the stimuli and the processes in which they pass to the brain.
Course Content This course is a basic introduction to human sensory and perceptual systems. Because of the historical trend in this research area, the visual perception systems and principles will be focused on, but all sensory systems will be studied in detail.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Theoretical approaches to sensation and perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning. Chapter 1 & 2.
2 Research methods in studying perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning. Chapter 1 & 2.
3 The visual system Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning. Chapter 5.
4 Color perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning. Chapter 9.
5 Visual pattern perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning. Chapter 10.
6 Visual attention and motion perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning. Chapter 6 & Chapter 8.
7 Midterm Exam I
8 Auditory perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning. Chapter 11.
9 Auditory perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning. Chapter 12.
10 Taste perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning. Chapter 15.
11 Scent perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning. Chapter 15.
12 Tactual perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning. Chapter 14.
13 Tactual perception Goldstein, E. (2013). Sensation and perception. Cengage Learning. Chapter 14.
14 Review
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Course notes
Suggested Readings/Materials Slides

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
14
Final Exam
1
20
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods.

X
2

To be able to possess a sense of scientific and critical skills, develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, and ability to analyze new information. 

X
3

Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels.

X
4

To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge.

X
5

To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data.

X
6

To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioral and mental processes.

X
7

To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations.

X
8

The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills.

X
9

To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches.

X
10

To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Psychology and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest