Ch 4: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 4: Sensation & Perception

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The Sensation & Perception chapter of this Holt Psychology Principles in Practice Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with sensation and perception. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Sensation & Perception textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Sensation & Perception chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the sensation and perception topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • What sensation and perception are
  • Signal detection theory and sensory adaptation
  • Parts of the eye and causes of color blindness
  • The senses of taste, hearing, smell and touch
  • Perceptual constancy and Gestalt theory
  • Depth perception and kinds of optical illusions

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13 Lessons in Chapter 4: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 4: Sensation & Perception
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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.

Sensory Adaptation: Definition & Examples

2. Sensory Adaptation: Definition & Examples

If you're like most people, you have probably experienced or observed sensory adaptation at some point. Learn how this mechanism works in everyday life and test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Signal Detection Theory: Definition & Examples

3. Signal Detection Theory: Definition & Examples

Do you ever hear things that aren't really there, or not hear something that's nearby? You're not going crazy, this is common. In this lesson we are going to look at signal detection theory and explore how your mind detects or misses various signals.

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 Color Blindness? - Causes & Overview

5. What is Color Blindness? - Causes & Overview

Humans have an incredibly sensitive and sophisticated visual system. Color blindness is a visual disorder characterized by a deficiency in color detection or processing. Here we explore several types of color blindness and their causes.

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.

The Gestalt Theory and Perceptual Development

9. 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.

Steps of the Perceptual Process

10. 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.

What is Depth Perception? - Definition, Cues & Examples

11. 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.

Perceptual Constancy in Psychology: Definition & Examples

12. Perceptual Constancy in Psychology: Definition & Examples

Did you know that perceptual constancy assists you in identifying objects under changing conditions? Learn more about perceptual constancy from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

What Are Optical Illusions? - Definition & Types

13. What Are Optical Illusions? - Definition & Types

In this lesson, we will explore the different types of optical illusions and discuss how they play tricks on our perception. Then you can test your knowledge with a fun quiz.

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