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Psychology – Perceiving the World Around You

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Psychology – Perceiving the World Around You
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • In the free online course Psychology – Perceiving the World Around You learn about the psychology of perception which is the process of recognizing and interpreting sensory stimuli. The course begins by introducing you to the process of sensation that leads to perception. You will learn about various sensory mechanisms such as visual, auditory, olfactory etc. You will learn about external factors and psychophysical concepts that play a role in perceptual processes. You will also learn about the figure ground relationship and the theory of signal detection and its application in everyday life.

    Next, you will be introduced to the Gestalt Principles and learn about how their aid in the perceptual process. You will learn about form perception which includes monocular and binocular cues. You will also learn about how culture can influence our perception and distortions in perception.

    This free course will be of great interest to those who are interested in learning about how people perceive the world.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Describe the process of sensation related to the five main senses.
    - Discuss external factors that affect perception.
    - Discuss the theory of signal detection.
    - Describe the Gestalt Principles.
    - Discuss form perception.
    - Discuss how culture affects perception.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 3 )
  • Psychology – Perceiving the World Around You
  • Module 1: Perception - Sensations, External Factors and Signal Detection
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Sensory Mechanisms
    • External Factors in Perception
    • Theory of Signal Detection
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Perception - Gestalt Principles, Form Perception and Role of Culture
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Gestalt Principles
    • Form Perception
    • Role of Culture in Perception
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 3: Psychology – Perceiving the World Around You Assessment
    • Psychology - Perceiving the World Around You Assessment
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 1: Perception - Sensations, External Factors and Signal Detection
In this module you will learn about sensations and various sensory mechanisms such as visual, auditory etc. You will learn about various external factors and psychophysical concepts which play a significant role in perceptual processes. You will also learn about the figure ground relationship and the theory of signal detection and its application in everyday life.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 2: Perception - Gestalt Principles, Form Perception and Role of Culture
In this module you will learn about Gestalt Principles and how they aid in the perceptual processes. You will learn about form perception, including monocular and binocular cues which play a significant role in perception. You will learn about how culture can influence our perception and distortions in perception.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 3: Psychology – Perceiving the World Around You Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    NPTEL

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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