Certificate of Achievement

Riaz Hussain

has completed the following course:

Introduction to Psychology: Sensation and Perception

Monash University

This online course explored how human sensory systems work together to help people to perceive and respond to the world around them. The course considered differences between perception and sensation and how they work together with attention to determine what people perceive in their environment.

2 weeks, 6 hours per week

Matthew Mundy

Associate Professor and Director of Education for the School of Psychological Sciences

Monash University

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Learning outcomes

  • Explain the structure and function of the sensory systems of vision, audition, touch, taste, and smell.
  • Assess the extent to which the processes of transduction and coding are common to all senses or specific to each different sense.
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the main types of psychophysical methods.
  • Interpret some of the ways perceptual elements, including edges and contours, are perceptually grouped (Gestalt principles).
  • Evaluate the mechanisms of perceptual constancies.


  • Sensation versus perception
  • Waves and wavelengths
  • Vision, hearing and other senses
  • Illusions and psychology
  • Principles of perception

Issued on 17th August 2020

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Free online course:

Introduction to Psychology: Sensation and Perception

Monash University