Learning aims

Learning aims for each chapter have been provided to help keep track of the key concepts you need to master in each chapter:

  • be aware of the distinction between sensation and perception and the reasons why we study perception
  • be able to describe the different theories of perception and also explain concepts such as affor­dances and invariances
  • be familiar with developments in each of the five senses
  • understand and describe the different cues which aid in the development of vision
  • describe the concept of intermodal perception
  • think about the development of perception across the life span