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BSc Psychology / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Perception and Action
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Division of Psychology and Mental Health|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This course unit builds upon the topics introduced in First Year; students will be expected to be familiar with basic ideas and concepts as covered in PSYC11312 Sensation and Perception.
We will detail advanced theories of visual perception and discuss more complex perception, for example the perception of complex motion, 3D perception; object recognition, multisensory perception; perceiving reflections and shadows, ecological perception, perception of art, event perception, time perception, space perception and face perception. We will also discuss aspects of action including human action, disorders of action and the perception of actions.
The unit aims to introduce students to more advanced concepts in perception and action, and develop their experience of evaluation and presenting evidence within written essays.
Teaching and learning methods
This unit will be taught via lectures and seminars.
Knowledge and understanding
Transferable skills and personal qualities
Exam - 90%
MCQ Quiz - 10%
Students will receive a grade for the exam, with a summary of their performance available by request.
Ward, J. (2010). The student’s guide to cognitive neuroscience (3rd ed.). Hove: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
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|Karen Lander||Unit coordinator|