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Ch 21: MTTC Psychology: Sensation and Perception

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Let us help you review key sensation and perception topics in preparation for the MTTC Psychology exam. Our engaging video lessons will help you correctly answer relevant questions on the exam.

MTTC Psychology: Sensation and Perception - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to refresh your memory on the topics of sensation and perception so that you are prepared for the MTTC Psychology exam. The videos cover the following issues for your review:

  • How sensation and perception differ
  • How vision and hearing work
  • Depth perception
  • Smell, taste and touch
  • Perceptual development

You can use the video tags to help you quickly track down any video segments that you'd like to see a second time. Take a practice quiz following completion of each lesson to verify your understanding of the material.

MTTC Psychology: Sensation and Perception Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Psychology exam determines whether you have the needed knowledge to be a psychology teacher in Michigan. The topics in the Sensation and Perception chapter pertain to the behavior subarea on the exam, which makes up about 29% of the questions. The paper and computer versions of the exam each have a total of 100 multiple-choice questions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 21: MTTC Psychology: Sensation and 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.

How Does Vision Work?

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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