Professor Francis B. Colavita, Ph.D.

Professor Francis B. Colavita
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Indiana
Behavioral differences between species are better understood when we understand the differences in their sensory worlds.
Dr. Francis Colavita was Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught for more than 40 years. He also held an adjunct faculty position at Florida Atlantic University. He earned his B.A. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Maryland and his Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology from the University of Indiana. He went on to complete a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the Center for Neural Sciences. Professor Colavita's teaching excellence was rewarded with five teaching awards, including the prestigious Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award. This is the highest award for teaching excellence bestowed by the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Colavita published more than 30 scholarly articles in the areas of sensory processes, perception, and recovery of function following brain damage. He was the author of the book, Sensory Changes in the Elderly. Dr. Colavita passed away in early 2009.
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"Professor Colavita's knowledge of this subject is rich and deep.  His fascination with it is infectious.  Add to these his humor and this course is pure delight."

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  1. Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process

    Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process

    Francis B. Colavita
    4.5 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Investigate the mysteries of how we perceive reality based on our memory and our senses. Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process takes a distinct approach to the understanding of human behavior. In 24 fascinating lectures, award-winning Professor Francis B. Colavita offers you a biological and psychological perspective on the way we navigate and react to the world. Among the exciting issues you explore are how...
  2. (Set) How We Heal…, Sensation a Set

    (Set) How We Heal…, Sensation a

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,404.75 Starting at $1,404.75 $1,659.75 $1,404.75$1,659.75
  3. (Set) Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process & Biology and Human Behavior  Set

    (Set) Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process & Biology and Human Behavior

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Delve deep into the secrets of human biology with these two illuminating courses taught by award-winning professors. First, explore the ways we navigate and react to the world through the use of our senses and brains in Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process. Then, in Biology and Human Behavior, discover how behavioral biology reveals more than we could have ever imagined about why we behave the way we do, and...
  4. (Set) Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process & The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal  Set

    (Set) Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process & The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    In this two-course set, solve some of the most potent mysteries about the innermost workings of our minds and bodies. First, investigate the mysteries of how we perceive reality based on our memory and our senses with Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process. Then, explore the many ways our bodies meet the challenges of disease and injury with remarkable defenses and restorative powers with The Human Body: How...
  5. (Set) Understanding the Human Body & Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process Set

    (Set) Understanding the Human Body & Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90