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Ch 14: MTTC Psychology: Sensory and Perceptual Development

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We can help you refresh your memory of sensory and perceptual development as you prepare for the MTTC Psychology exam. Our combination of brief video lessons and self-assessment quizzes present the material in multiple ways to reinforce your learning.

MTTC Psychology: Sensory and Perceptual Development - Chapter Summary

You can use the lessons in this chapter to re-examine theory and research in the field of sensory and perceptual development. Reviewing the material in these lessons will help you prepare yourself for the exam. The videos cover the following topics:

  • Sensitive developmental periods: the years from birth to age 6
  • Infant perceptual development
  • The importance of attention in perceptual development
  • How aging changes sensory perception
  • Sensory deprivation and its effects on human development

Our knowledgeable instructors emphasize the important points in sensory and perceptual development so you will be prepared for the test. We use a variety of different approaches to make it easier to learn the material.

MTTC Psychology: Sensory and Perceptual Development Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Psychology exam evaluates your knowledge and comprehension of all areas in the field of psychology. Your score on the exam will be used to determine your eligibility for licensure as a teacher in the state of Michigan. The topics in this Sensory and Perceptual Development chapter belong to the Behavior subarea. The section contains about 29% of the test items. The self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson will help you check on your comprehension as well as introduce you to the types of questions that are likely to appear on the test.

There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the MTTC Psychology exam. You will read a passage or question and then be presented with several possible answers.

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: MTTC Psychology: Sensory and Perceptual Development
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Sensory Deprivation: The Impact on Human Development

5. 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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