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AP Psychology Unit IV:  Sensation & Perception

AP Psychology Unit IV: Sensation & Perception

Author: Leah Kurtz
Description:

Discuss basic principles of sensory transduction, including absolute threshold, difference threshold, signal detection, and sensory adaptation.

Describe sensory processes (e.g., hearing, vision, touch, taste, smell, vestibular, kinesthesis, pain), including the specific nature of energy transduction, relevant anatomical structures, and specialized pathways in the brain for each of the senses.

Explain common sensory disorders (e.g., visual and hearing impairments).

Describe general principles of organizing and integrating sensation to promote stable awareness of the external world (e.g., Gestalt principles, depth perception).

In this unit, you will view the video and PowerPoint, then take a short quiz to assess your understanding of the materials.

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Tutorial

Crash Course: Sensation & Perception

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

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Unit IV: Sensation & Perception - Part I

Unit IV: Sensation & Perception - Part 2

Unit IV: Research Article

Please respond to the following questions on www.turnitin.com using this research article:
1. Provide background information of the study at hand. Who was/were the researcher(s) involved in this study? What question(s) were they attempting to answer? What were their hypotheses/theories?
2. Describe the researchers’ methods. How did they test their hypothesis?
3. What were the results of this study?
4. What were the researchers’ conclusions? Was their hypothesis correct? How so?
5. In what ways were their findings significant?
6. Discuss recent applications of this study. If you were asked to modify this study in some way, how would you go about doing so?

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Source: Forty Studies that Changed Psychology