Paul Rookes and Jane Willson explain perception and perceptual processes in a way that almost anyone can understand. The study of perception, or how the brain processes information from the senses , has fascinated psychologists and philosophers for a long time. Perception takes the key research areas and presents the arguments and findings in a clear, concise form, enabling the reader to have a quick working knowledge of the area. This clear and informative text discusses sensation and perception then looks at theories and explanations of perception. The way visual perception is structured is examined, followed by an analysis of the development of perceptual processes. The authors then consider individual social and cultural variations in perceptual organisation. Perception will be particularly useful to students new to higher-level study. With its helpful textbook features to assist in examination and learning techniques, it should interest all introductory psychology students.
Paul Rookes has been teaching Psychology for 25 years and is a senior examiner and moderator for A-level psychology. He is also Team Leader for Psychology courses at South Trafford College, Cheshire. Jane Wilson has been teaching psychology for 12 yeas and has considerable experience as an examiner. She is also Team Leader for AEB and Director of A-level studies at Norwich City College.