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PS3037   Perception

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with permission of the Psychology Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: Lectures: 9.00 am - 11.00 am Tue. Four 1.5-hour practical: one of Tue 2-3:30, 3:30-5pm. (Module runs in weeks 7 - 11 only).

The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of visual perception and its functions. Stress will be laid on the integration of findings from physiology, neuropsychology, anatomy, and experimental psychology. Topic areas covered will include theories of human vision and their application to understanding our ability to perceive distinct visual properties, for example the shape, size, location and identity of objects. Emphasis will be placed on the development of the skill of critical evaluation of evidence and theory.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture and (weeks 7 - 11) and 4 x 1.5-hour laboratory class or seminar spread over Weeks 7 - 11.

Scheduled learning hours: 16

Guided independent study hours: 84

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 1.5-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 1.5-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof J Harris