About This Chapter
How it works:
- Begin your assignment or other introductory psychology work.
- Identify the sensation and perception concepts that you're stuck on.
- Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
- Press play, watch and learn!
- Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
- As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.
Who's it for?
This chapter of our introduction to psychology tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn sensation and perception and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:
- Struggle with understanding depth perception, the mechanics of hearing, perceptual development or any other sensation and perception topic
- Have limited time for studying
- Want a cost effective way to supplement their psychology learning
- Prefer learning psychology visually
- Find themselves failing or close to failing their sensation and perception unit
- Cope with ADD or ADHD
- Want to get ahead in introductory psychology
- Don't have access to their psychology teacher outside of class
Why it works:
- Engaging Tutors: We make learning sensation and perception simple and fun.
- Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
- Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live psychology tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
- Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn sensation and perception on the go!
- Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.
- Explain how vision works.
- Understand what allows us to perceive depth.
- Describe the mechanics of hearing.
- Learn how we taste, smell and touch.
- Discuss perceptual development in infants and children.
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.
7. Aerial Perspective in Psychology: Definition & Overview
Aerial perspective is the tendency of faraway objects to appear hazy or slightly blurred as a result of the atmosphere. Learn more about aerial perspective, depth perception, monocular cues, and the particles in the atmosphere.
8. Frequency Theory of Hearing: Definition & Explanation
How is it that we can listen to music and hear each individual note? This has to do with the frequency theory of hearing and the structure of the ear. Learn more about the frequency theory and then take a short quiz.
9. Linear Perspective in Psychology: Definition & Examples
Linear perspective is one of several monocular cues used in depth perception. Learn about linear perspective, how it affects our judgment of depth and size, and more.
10. Subliminal Advertising: Definition, History & Examples
Can words flashed quickly on a screen make you want to purchase a product? Can a hidden image persuade you to spend your hard-earned cash on something you don't need? These questions surrounding subliminal advertising are discussed in this lesson.
11. Subliminal Influence: Definition & Overview
Subliminal influence includes hidden messages embedded behind phrases you hear and images you see. Review the following lesson to explore this interesting topic and come to understand how this phenomenon can occur in real life.
12. Visual Cliff Experiment
Eleanor Gibson and Richard Walk conducted the visual cliff experiment in the 1960s to study depth perception in infants. Learn about the visual cliff experiment, how it was conducted, the findings of the experiment and more.
13. What is Vision Impairment? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms
Did you know that there are 285 million people in the world living with a vision impairment? Learn about vision impairments, how they are caused, and more.
14. What is Visual Perception? - Definition & Theory
In this lesson, we'll explore visual perception, touching upon the top-down and bottom-up theories of perception by looking at scenarios we experience on an everyday basis.
15. Young-Helmholtz Theory of Color Perception
In this lesson, we'll explore the Young-Helmholtz theory of color perception while examining components in the eye to see how it works. We'll also use this theory to explain color blindness.
16. Change Blindness: Definition & Examples
Change blindness is a fascinating phenomenon that most people experience throughout their lives. Through this lesson, you will learn how to define change blindness and explore some of the ways that it operates in the real world.
17. The Retinex Theory of Color Vision
Have you ever wondered how you are able to recognize a color even when lighting makes it look different? This lesson explains the retinex theory of color, including the science behind how the brain sees colors.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Introduction to Psychology: Tutoring Solution course
- History and Approaches: Tutoring Solution
- Biological Bases of Behavior: Tutoring Solution
- States of Consciousness: Tutoring Solution
- Learning: Tutoring Solution
- Cognition: Tutoring Solution
- Motivation and Emotion: Tutoring Solution
- Developmental Psychology: Tutoring Solution
- Personality: Tutoring Solution
- Theories of Social Psychology: Tutoring Solution
- Psychological Disorders and Health: Tutoring Solution
- Psychological Treatments: Tutoring Solution
- Statistics, Tests and Measurement: Tutoring Solution