Sensation & Perception

Jeremy M. Wolfe, Harvard Medical School, Keith R....

Jeremy M. Wolfe, Harvard Medical School, Keith R. Kluender, Purdue University, Dennis M. Levi,University of California, Berkeley, Linda M. Bartoshuk, University of Florida, Rachel S. Herz, Brown University, Roberta L. Klatzky, Carnegie Mellon University, Susan J. Lederman, Queen's University, and Daniel M. Merfeld, Harvard Medical School

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Sensation & Perception

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A NEW EDITION has published!



A NEW EDITION has published!


For the Student

Companion Website
The Sensation and Perception companion website provides students with a wealth of study and review materials to help them master the important concepts covered in the textbook. The site includes the following resources:

  • Interactive Activities lead the student through important processes, phenomena, and structures (e.g., perception experiments, illusions, and models of cognitive processes).
  • Web Essays expand on selected topics from the textbook and provide additional coverage and examples.
  • Study Questions are designed to give students the opportunity to test their mastery of the important concepts, processes, and terminology presented in the chapter.
  • Flashcards & Key Terms help the student master the hundreds of new terms introduced in the textbook.
  • Chapter Summary Activities provide a detailed overview of each chapter’s contents with a built-in fill-in-the-blanks exercise to check comprehension.

For the Instructor (Available to Qualified Adopters)

Instructor’s Resource Library
(ISBN 978-0-87893-661-8)

The Sensation and Perception IRL includes a variety of resources to aid in planning the course, presenting lectures, and assessing students. Contents include:

  • Textbook Figures and Tables: All of the figures (including photographs) and tables from the textbook, sized and color-adjusted for optimal legibility when projected.
  • PowerPoint Resources: Two presentations are provided for each chapter. One contains all of the chapter’s figures and tables, the other is a complete lecture presentation outline, with selected figures included.
  • Instructor’s Manual
    • Chapter Overview: Provides the big-picture synopsis of what each chapter covers.
    • Chapter Outline: The outline structure of the chapter, including all headings.
    • Chapter Summary: A detailed breakdown of all the important concepts presented in the chapter.
    • Lecture Outline: A suggested lecture for each chapter, presented in a slide-by-slide format designed for use in PowerPoint presentations.
    • References for Lecture Development: A list of references for additional reading on the topics presented in each chapter.
  • Test Bank: The Test Bank offers a complete set of multiple-choice questions for each chapter of the textbook, provided in Microsoft® Word® format. Questions address the full range of material covered in each chapter; both factual recall and conceptual questions are included. Some questions also incorporate diagrams.
  • Computerized Test Bank: The Test Bank is also provided in Wimba Diploma format (software included). Diploma is a powerful, easy-to-use exam creation program that lets you quickly assemble exams using any combination of publisher-provided questions and your own questions.

If you have adopted this text for course use (within the U.S. or Canada) and are interested in the instructor’s supplements that accompany the text, please contact Linda VandenDolder, Outside the U.S. or Canada? Check the orders and returns page for the distributor in your region.