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Psychology - Perceiving the World Around You

Psychology
Free Course
This course will teach you about the strange and wonderful science of how sensation leads to perception. You will learn about important sensory mechanisms including vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell, and balance. This sensory nervous system is responsible for processing information and “creating” the world you live in. By learning about this complex system through a clear and interesting course, your world will never look the same again.
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  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online psychology course will teach you the crucial external factors and psycho-physical concepts that influence how we perceive the world. In a clear and easy-to-follow manner, the course will first guide you through the figure-ground relationship. You will learn how this is a type of perceptual grouping necessary for recognizing objects through vision. You will then learn the fascinating theory of signal detection and its application in everyday life.

Next, the course will guide you through the Gestalt Principles, which you can learn at your own pace. You will then learn about the forms of perception which include monocular and binocular cues. Finally, the course will show you the strange and unexpected ways that culture can actually influence and distort our very perception of reality.

If you are interested in learning about why we perceive the world the way we do, this is the free online psychology course for you. Along with teaching you the main processes of human sensation, the course will guide you through the external factors that affect perception and the theory of signal detection. This knowledge will really change the way you look at the world. So, start the course now, and get a fascinating new perspective on life.

 

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Learning Outcomes

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. - and discuss how culture affects perception.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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Course Reviews

Shravan P.
2 years ago
IN
Shravan P.

This course lets you know the basics of psychology which will help us in understanding the world better

Mohamed Elsayed R.
2 years ago
EG
Mohamed Elsayed R.

Wonderful course

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