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Ch 3: Sensation and Perception in Psychology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Sensation and Perception in Psychology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the function of senses and interpretation of various stimuli in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Sensation and Perception in Psychology chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Introduction to sensation and perception The five senses, sensation, perception, psychophysics, Gustav Fechner, sensitivity, thresholds
Tuesday Vision Visible spectrum, pupil, lens, cornea, accommodation
Wednesday Depth perception Visual cliff experiment, binocular, monocular, relative size, motion parallax, interposition
Thursday Hearing, taste, touch and smell Wave, pitch, decibel, amplitude, taste buds, sweet, salty, umami, nose, odor detection
Friday Perceptual development Poor vision, fovea, 20/20 vision

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: Sensation and Perception in Psychology Lesson Plans
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.

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
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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