Ch 7: GRE Psychology: Sensation and Perception

About This Chapter

This chapter gives you a solid review of key sensation and perception subject matter. The engaging video lessons target a number of topics that you'll encounter on the GRE Psychology Test.

GRE Psychology: Sensation and Perception - Chapter Summary

The fun, effective video lessons will help ensure you're not caught off guard by any questions on sensation and perception during the GRE Psychology Test. This chapter addresses the following topics:

  • The absolute and difference thresholds
  • Sensitive periods in development
  • Different attention categories
  • How vision works
  • Depth perception
  • How hearing works
  • The senses of smell, touch and taste
  • Perceptual development
  • Somatosenses
  • Kinesthetic and vestibular senses

These video lessons can conveniently be watched on a computer or mobile device. You can quickly verify your understanding of this sensation and perception content by taking each lesson's practice quiz.

GRE Psychology: Sensation and Perception Chapter Objectives

The GRE Psychology Test helps admissions departments forecast how well you would do in a graduate-level psychology program. The test includes roughly 205 multiple-choice questions overall. The sensation and perception section makes up between 5 and 7% of the exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: GRE Psychology: Sensation and Perception
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Perceptual Organization: Definition & Examples

2. Perceptual Organization: Definition & Examples

Perception governs meaning, as it influences how we and others see the world. In this lesson, we'll talk about perceptual organization and explore some examples of how our brains organize what we see.

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.

How Does Vision Work?

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

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.

Somatosenses: Definition and Function

9. Somatosenses: Definition and Function

The somatosensory system is your sense of touch. While this sounds quite simple, there is so much more to it than just feeling things through your fingers. This lesson discusses the definition and function of the somatosenses.

Vestibular and Kinesthetic Senses

10. Vestibular and Kinesthetic Senses

In this lesson, we will learn about our kinesthetic and vestibular senses, which are responsible for things like movement and balance. We'll talk about what each of these senses do, and why we need them.

Sensory Deprivation: The Impact on Human Development

11. 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!

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