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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Snehlata Jaswal

HUL 211 OBJECT PERCEPTION AND MEMORY


WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?
Psyche + Logos

Science of Soul

Science of Mind

Science of Consciousness

Science of Behavior

Science of Behaviour and Cognitive Processes

HUL 211 OBJECT PERCEPTION AND MEMORY


APPLIED ASPECT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Clinical
Educational
Organizational

Synergy between cognitive psychology


and computers

Increasing application of Psychology to


Artificial Intelligence,
Design of intelligent systems,
Robotics etc.
HUL 211 OBJECT PERCEPTION AND MEMORY
HUL 211
OBJECT PERCEPTION AND MEMORY
Course objective

To acquire an understanding of the


psychological principles and factors involved
in object perception and memory, with the
ultimate aim of applying this knowledge to
diverse areas, such as human-computer
interface, designing intelligent systems,
improving communication through visual
media, etc.

HUL 211 OBJECT PERCEPTION AND MEMORY


COURSE CONTENT
1. Why study objects?
2. Defining an object
3. Bottom-up and top-down views
4. Methods of studying objects: Issues in experimental
design and analyses, Change detection and change
blindness, Illusions

1. The role of location in object perception and memory


2. Orientation, shape, and colour of objects
3. Temporal factors in object perception and memory
4. Multisensory integration

1. Perception of real world objects


2. The role of long-term memory in object perception
3. Linguistic factors in object perception
4. Emotions in object perception and memory
HUL 211 OBJECT PERCEPTION AND MEMORY
TEXTS / JOURNALS FOR REFERENCES
Texts for reference:
Goldstein, E.B. (2010) Encyclopedia of Perception.
London: Sage Publications
Goldstein, E.B. (2010) Sensation and Perception. USA:
Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
Regan, D.M. (2000) Human Perception of Objects. USA:
Sinauer Associates
Wolfe, J.M. et al. (2008) Sensation and Perception. USA:
Sinauer Associates
Journals:
Visual Cognition
Cognitive Psychology
Perception and Psychophysics
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human perception
and Performance

HUL 211 OBJECT PERCEPTION AND MEMORY


SEARCH ONLINE

Google with the title or part of the title

Medline

Web of Knowledge

Websites of the authors

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HUL 211 OBJECT PERCEPTION AND MEMORY


PRACTICAL COMPONENT

PROJECT WORK

Each student to independently design and


conduct one experiment with at least two
independent variables, involving normal
human subject(s)

HUL 211 OBJECT PERCEPTION AND MEMORY


EVALUATION – to be confirmed
1st minor:
Short answer questions evaluating basic concepts
2nd minor:
• Short answer questions
• Evaluating the project design and progress
through the student’s write up

End of term major assessment:


• Short answer questions and at least one long
answer question.
• Presentation of his/her project in the form of a
poster and an oral presentation of 8-10 minutes.

HUL 211 OBJECT PERCEPTION AND MEMORY


Thank you

HUL 211 OBJECT PERCEPTION AND MEMORY