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Psychology - Perceiving the World Around You

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Psychology - Perceiving the World Around You
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  • The psychology of perception is the process of recognizing and interpreting sensory stimuli. The course Psychology – Perceiving the World Around You 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. - and 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 celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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