In this learning pathway we will explore some of the foundational concepts of sensation and perception. We will also explore one of the major methods of perceptual research: psychophysics. As you make your way through this learning pathway notice that while perception is complicated, it is possible to measure people’s perceptual experiences reliably and validly.
Sensation & Perception
Dr. Dukewich provides a brief orientation to this learning pathway on sensation and perception.
Pathway Learning Outcomes
By the end of this learning pathway you should be able to:
- Define sensation & perception and explain how they relate to the concepts of top-down & bottom-up processing
- Define psychophysics and recognize new examples
- Compare & contrast absolute thresholds and difference thresholds
- Describe the elements of the perceptual process framework