Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. American Psychological Association (2013), "the discipline embraces all aspects of the human experience — from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the aged" (para. 1). American Psychological Association (2013), "in every conceivable setting from scientific research centers to mental health care services, "the understanding of behavior" is the enterprise of psychologists" (para. 1).
How does sensation and perception affect learning? Provide an example of each.
perception work together through a processes that allows one to take in
information from environmental stimuli and transfer it into data, which the
brain and body use to modify behavior ("Saylor.org",
2012). Sensation is the physical process by which one uses one's sense
organs to respond to the environmental stimuli around them; while perception is
interpretation of stimuli ("Saylor.org", 2012). Through
cognitive processing is how this occurs and it enables one to change behavior
through the information provided. These are complex processes where
certain portions of the brain are devoted to seeing and hearing, while sensory
organs are developed in a certain way to facilitate them. Constantly the
brain uses gathered information in order to make decisions that one is unaware
of. Sensation and perception effect the way one learns through one's
interpretation of information. Sensation and perception are one continuous
process that is learning. If one looks at a picture of a forest full of trees,
one's eyes (senses) will see all the trees as the same size, but one's
perception tells that the trees are actually different in size because of the
angle of the picture. Sensation is use to learn, while perception is in
what interprets what is learned.
Saylor.org. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.saylor.org/courses/psych306/