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Sensation and Perception (with CourseMate Printed Access Card), 9th Edition

Seeing and reading this sentence may seem like a “no brainer”–but your perception is just a tiny part of what is happening in your brain and body right now (both are much busier than you might think). SENSATION AND PERCEPTION has helped many readers understand the ties between how we sense the world and how the body interprets these senses. A key strength of this book has always been the ability to illustrate concepts through examples and visuals. Dr. Goldstein walks you through an intriguing journey of the senses, combining clear writing, his extensive classroom experience, and innovative research to create a visual, colorful book.


1. Introduction to Perception. 2. The Physiological Beginnings of Perception. 3. Neural Processing and Coding. 4. Cortical Organization. 5. Perceiving Objects and Scenes. 6. Visual Attention. 7. Taking Action. 8. Perceiving Motion. 9. Perceiving Color. 10. Perceiving Depth and Size. 11. Sound and the Perception of Pitch. 12. Auditory Localization, the Auditory Scene, and Music. 13. Speech Perception. 14. The Cutaneous Senses. 15. The Chemical Senses. –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University and his Ph. D. in experimental psychology from Brown University, E. Bruce Goldstein attended Harvard University as a postdoctoral fellow in the biology department. Currently in the department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is the director of undergraduate programs in psychology, Dr. Goldstein has received many prestigious awards, including the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, for his classroom teaching and his publications. These publications cover a wide variety of topics, such as retinal and cortical physiology, visual attention, and the perception of pictures. Dr. Goldstein is also the author of COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: CONNECTING MIND, RESEARCH AND EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE, 2nd Edition (Wadsworth, 2008) and has edited the BLACKWELL HANDBOOK OF PERCEPTION (Blackwell, 2001). Goldstein currently teaches cognitive psychology, sensation and perception, the psychology of visual art (undergraduate), and teaching of psychology (graduate).

This was in great condition, came with access card. I would say, don’t buy just for the access card, I ended up going to the site for practice and everything is limited. You take the same quiz over up to 10 questions. So if you want a used book without the access card don’t be scared off-your not missing to much!

I bought this textbook for a class, unaware that the access card (that you can buy individually, for a much lower price) gives you complete access to an electronic version of the textbook. The book itself is great–perfect for success in my class, and written for easy understanding, but I never use it because of the access code. Still, the book was a good price, and it arrived on time, so I had no issues with the seller or the product itself. I just didn’t need it.

The online CourseMate is so helpful ! I feel a lot more prepared in class using the online sources vs. just reading the text. The text however, is also quite great. There are a lot of diagrams and color, which is always nice in a scientific textbook. Renting it was also much cheaper than buying it new.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9 edition (February 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133958494
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133958499
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.3 x 0.9 inches

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