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Sensation and Perception

5th Edition

By Hugh Foley, Margaret Matlin

Psychology Press

516 pages

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Sensation and Perception, Fifth Edition maintains the standard of clarity and coverage set in earlier editions, which make the technical scientific information accessible to a wide range of students. The authors have received national awards for their teaching and are fully responsible for the content and organization of the text. As a result, it features strong pedagogy, abundant student-friendly examples, and an engaging conversational style.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Research Methods 3. The Visual System 4. Basic Visual Functions 5. Visual Pattern Perception 6. Distance and Size Perception 7. Color 8. Motion 9. The Auditory System 10. Basic Auditory Functions 11. Auditory Pattern Perception 12. The Skin Senses 13. The Chemical Senses: Taste and Smell 14. Perceptual Development

About the Authors

Hugh J. Foley received his B.A. from St. John Fisher College and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has taught at small liberal arts institutions throughout his academic career. He is currently a full professor at Skidmore College, where he has directed the Neuroscience Program and served as Mellon Fellow for First-Year Students. Hugh has taught the perception course throughout his career, as well as statistics and methodology courses. He has published articles in methodology, cognition, and perception–typically with his research collaborator, Mary Ann Foley. They have also received several grants from the National Science Foundation. Hugh has worked with Margaret Matlin on the previous two editions of Sensation and Perception.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology