PSYC316 Psychology of Perception

Updated: 02 January 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites 18cp at 200 level in PSYC including PSYC202 or candidature in BAudiometry or BPsycSc (Graduate entry pathway) and PSYC101 and PSYC102 and PSYC202
Co-requisites GradDipPsych or GradDipSocSc or BPsycSc (Graduate entry pathway) students only: 18cp at 200 level in PSYC including PSYC202
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Navjot Bhullar (
Unit Description

This unit provides an understanding of how sensory organs process energy from the environment and how the brain interprets this sensory information. This unit covers key perceptual modalities (eg vision and hearing) and introduces a range of theoretical and applied aspects underlying the psychology of perception. Students learn through class discussions, reading assignments, online activities and a major written project.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate coherent knowledge of various theoretical perspectives and applied aspects underlying perception;
  2. examine the key elements of the perceptual capacities and their development and decline;
  3. critically analyse the problems facing people with sensory impairments, with the ability to communicate this effectively to others; and
  4. independently evaluate and interpret the relevant empirical literature with a higher level of critical thinking skills to translate the knowledge to real-life settings.