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Ch 14: GACE Behavioral Science: Sensation & Perception

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You'll get to brush up on key sensation and perception subject matter in this refresher chapter. Video lessons cover the material, showing you numerous topics that may surface when you're taking the GACE Behavioral Science assessment.

GACE Behavioral Science: Sensation & Perception - Chapter Summary

This chapter reviews material pertaining to each of the five senses and how perception and attention can be influenced. Some specific chapter focuses that are geared toward GACE Behavioral Science content include:

  • Sound waves
  • How we're able to see images
  • Major taste sensations
  • Perceptual development
  • Depth perception
  • Examples of sensory adaptation
  • The Gestalt laws

You can refresh your memory on each major issue in a short amount of time, with each video lesson lasting approximately 5 minutes. Practice quizzes can be taken right after every video for quick self-assessments.

GACE Behavioral Science: Sensation & Perception Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment checks the extent of your knowledge on the subject matter to determine your suitability for teaching behavioral science in a Georgia public school. Just like the practice questions in this chapter, any assessment items concerning sensation and perception will be in multiple-choice format. You may encounter multiple questions that are derived from a single stimulus, such as a passage, during your assessment. Questions on sensation and perception are in the psychology subarea, which makes up 80% of the exam's Test I.

13 Lessons in Chapter 14: GACE Behavioral Science: Sensation & Perception
Intro to Sensation and Perception

1. Intro to Sensation and Perception

What is the difference between sensation and perception, and how do they work? You'll get to see how the mind handles and differentiates between multiple sensations in this introduction.

Receptor Processes & Sensory Mechanisms

2. Receptor Processes & Sensory Mechanisms

How do we receive and interpret information from the world around us? In this lesson, we'll look at an overview of sensation and perception, including the differences between the two and the basic process of moving from one to the other.

How Does Vision Work?

3. How Does Vision Work?

How do your eyes and brain work together to turn light into images? You'll learn about the working components of the eye and take a look at two theories of color perception.

What is Depth Perception? - Definition, Cues & Examples

4. What is Depth Perception? - Definition, Cues & Examples

How do our brains make 3-D images out of 2-D inputs? In this lesson, you'll explore various visual cues that require either one eye or both eyes. Prepare to look at depth perception in a new way.

Mechanics of Hearing & How the Brain Processes Sound

5. Mechanics of Hearing & How the Brain Processes Sound

How do our ears transform sound into signals that our brains can process? In this lesson, you'll cover properties of sound waves and how they interact with key parts of the ear.

Taste, Touch & Smell: Proprioception & the Somatosensory System

6. Taste, Touch & Smell: Proprioception & the Somatosensory System

How do taste, touch and smell work? Also, what is proprioception? Throughout this lesson, you'll get a detailed description on each of these remarkable senses.

Sensory Adaptation & Habituation: Definition & Examples

7. Sensory Adaptation & Habituation: Definition & Examples

Ever notice how, after a while, a dark room seems less dark? Watch this lesson to find out about sensory adaptation and habituation, why we become desensitized to stimuli after a while, and what happens when things change.

Perceptual Development in Infants

8. Perceptual Development in Infants

Why are some senses more developed than others for a newborn? You'll learn which senses are initially important for infants to bond with and recognize their mothers and which one is still in development after birth.

Steps of the Perceptual Process

9. Steps of the Perceptual Process

Did you ever wonder how we choose what we see? In this lesson, we will learn about the perceptual process. In the perceptual process, we will learn how we select, organize, and interpret visual information.

The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

10. The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

How does a child's perceptual development progress, and what is the role of attention in this process? This lesson will use examples to teach you about this relationship and walk you through the changes.

Gestalt Principles & Concepts

11. Gestalt Principles & Concepts

In this lesson, we will learn about Gestalt principles and concepts. We will learn that we cannot always trust what we see. We will learn how our perception and reality may be very different.

How Environmental Variables & Other Factors Influence Perception

12. How Environmental Variables & Other Factors Influence Perception

Have you ever wondered why people can look at the same thing and see it completely different? What things influence that difference? In this lesson, we will learn what some of those variables are that affect our perception.

How Different Tasks Impact Attention

13. How Different Tasks Impact Attention

Have you ever been somewhere talking to someone and realized that you blocked out everything around you but that person, but you don't know how you did it? In this lesson we will look at attention and how and why we choose to pay attention to one or more things.

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