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UAF, West Valley Host Psychological Perception Fair


LOCATION     West Valley High School library
DATE & TIME     Friday, April 23, 8 -11 a.m.

University of Alaska Fairbanks and high school psychology students hope to offer the public a different way to experience reality during the 4th Sensational Perceptions fair Friday, April 23 at the West Valley High School Library.

Teams of UAF and West Valley students have created more than 15 booths examining the way the human mind interprets the information it receives through eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin. UAF psychology professor Dani Sheppard’s 400-level sensation and perception class joined with members of West Valley teacher Joy Grubis’ senior level-psychology class to organize the fair and create the booths. The displays include topics like phobias, perception of time, visual illusions and aromatherapy.

“This partnership helps to foster a networking relationship between the students and programs as well as to get students and the community excited about psychology as more than just a class or a major,” Sheppard said. Sheppard hopes the event will help people see the world in a new light after learning how their sensations and perceptions really work.

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