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Ch 4: Attention & Perception in Psychology

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Enhance your understanding of attention and perception in psychology by reviewing this chapter's fun video lessons. Assess your knowledge using short quizzes and a practice exam as you study for a test that covers this subject.

Attention & Perception in Psychology - Chapter Summary

This online chapter is filled with entertaining video lessons you can access whenever your schedule permits to boost your knowledge of attention and perception in psychology. Study concepts that include depth perception, selective attention and perceptual development. When finished, you will be able to:

  • Define perception in psychology
  • Discuss the basics of sensation and perception
  • List the stages of perception and define depth perception
  • Explain how vision works
  • Share ways environmental variables and other factors influence perception
  • Describe the role of attention in perceptual development
  • Provide the definition of selective attention
  • Identify and describe types of extrasensory perception

Access the lessons in this chapter as videos that average 8 minutes each or full transcripts you can read online or print. Below the videos are timelines that enable you to skip to key topics within the lessons without watching them in full. Each lesson is accompanied by a short quiz you can take to check your understanding of the concepts it covers. If you have questions about topics examined in this chapter, don't hesitate to send them to our experts.

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: Attention & Perception in Psychology
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What is Perception in Psychology? - Definition & Theory

1. What is Perception in Psychology? - Definition & Theory

Perception is the process of recognizing and interpreting sensory stimuli. Learn the definition of perception, how it is related to the five senses, how it differs from reality, and more.

Intro to Sensation and Perception

2. 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.

What are the Stages of Perception?

3. What are the Stages of Perception?

Perception refers to the way individuals experience or give meaning to information and events, and perception differs from person to person. This lesson will discuss the five stages of perception and will end with a quiz to test your knowledge.

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.

How Does Vision Work?

5. 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.

How Environmental Variables & Other Factors Influence Perception

6. 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.

The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

7. 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.

Selective Attention: Definition & Examples

8. Selective Attention: Definition & Examples

This lesson describes the phenomenon of selective attention, something you employ in your everyday interactions that helps you decide what gets your focus and what gets ignored.

Extrasensory Perception: Definition, Types & Examples

9. Extrasensory Perception: Definition, Types & Examples

Have you ever had a vision of something before it has actually occurred? If so, you might just have extrasensory perception. Learn more about extrasensory perception from examples in this lesson.

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