Jun 16, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY 3430 - Sensation and Perception


3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

In this course principles related to a person’s awareness of their world are studied. We specifically look at the relationship between the physical stimulus and the psychological experience that a person has. Topics covered include principles of psychophysics the anatomy/physiology of the visual, auditory, chemical (olfactory and gustatory) and tactile/cutaneous senses; the nature and properties of the physical stimuli that these senses respond to; and the factors that influence the interpretation of these senses such as culture, learning/past experience, motivation, expectations and personality.

Prerequisite(s): PSY 1100  or  



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