Psychology of Perception
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course presents an introduction to the fields of Perception and Cognitive Psychology. The study of
"perception" is concerned with how we acquire knowledge about the external world through our senses. It
examines such questions as: How do we come to experience colours and sounds, tastes and smells, and objects and
faces? "Cognitive psychology" explores how our minds work in seeking, storing and using our knowledge of the
world, ourselves and other people. It addresses such questions as: How does our memory system work and what
goes on in our heads when we imagine something? The objective of the module is to introduce you to the main
principles, methods and findings of contemporary psychology as applied to the fields of perception and
cognition. To enhance student learning, lecture content is supplemented by video/computer illustrations and
class exercises. Copies of all lecture notes are available to registered students on the Blackboard system.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.