Ch 5: Development of Sense & Perception

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Enhance your understanding of the development of sense and perception with help from the study resources in this self-paced chapter. Make your preparations for an upcoming test fun and effective by reviewing short lessons and taking multiple-choice quizzes.

Development of Sense & Perception - Chapter Summary

This chapter is filled with entertaining video lessons you can use to study the development of sense and perception. Expert instructors can help you better understand concepts that include sensory deprivation, infant perceptual development and sensory perception. Review these lessons at your own pace. In no time, you will be prepared to:

  • Discuss the sensitive periods of development from birth to age 6
  • Explain infant perceptual development and list the five senses
  • Describe the role of attention in perceptual development
  • Share details about aging and sensory perception and changes in sensory thresholds
  • Define the Gestalt theory and discuss how it relates to perceptual development
  • Detail the impact of sensory deprivation on human development

Don't let a busy schedule get in the way of your ability to study the development of sense and perception. You can access this chapter around-the-clock using any computer or mobile device. Choose the lessons you want to review, and feel free to navigate them in any sequence you desire. Find out how much you understand about the concepts covered in this chapter by taking mini lesson quizzes and a practice chapter exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Development of Sense & Perception
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The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

1. The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

The phrase 'sensitive periods in human development' may sound like it refers to moody teenagers, but it actually refers to periods of time when a child easily absorbs information in a specific way. The most important sensitive periods occur between birth and age six. Learn more in this lesson.

Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

2. Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

What is habituation and how does it affect perceptual development in an infant? Learn the answer to this question and more as this lesson explores sensory development in infants.

The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

3. 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.

Aging and Sensory Perception: Changes in Sensory Thresholds

4. Aging and Sensory Perception: Changes in Sensory Thresholds

What are sensory thresholds? How does sensory perception change with age? This lesson will answer these questions and teach you even more about sensory changes in late adulthood.

The Gestalt Theory and Perceptual Development

5. The Gestalt Theory and Perceptual Development

What does Gestalt mean, and why is it important to our perception? This lesson will discuss the Gestalt theory and explain how perception is affected by the concept of Gestalt.

Sensory Deprivation: The Impact on Human Development

6. Sensory Deprivation: The Impact on Human Development

What is sensory deprivation? What are its impacts on human development? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson, then test your knowledge with a quiz!

Chapter Practice Exam
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