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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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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