This course provides an introduction to topics and methods in cognitive psychology. We will talk about the psychology of human perception, attention, memory, and thinking. The material will cover the processes by which researchers develop and experimentally test theories. An important part of this methodology concerns the manner in which knowledge of brain function can illuminate theories of cognition. Special attention will also be paid to ways in which the findings of cognitive psychology can inform practical issues in everyday life. Class activities will include lectures, discussions, demonstrations, in-class experiments, and practice on problem-solving exercises.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(CIVI-MN)(EDST-MN)(EDST)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
One textbook and weekly primary source research articles.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Examinations and multiple short assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Either PSYC101, PSYC105 or NS&B213 is strongly recommended. This is a Column 1 breadth requirement course.
|Instructor(s): Patalano,Andrea L. Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 10||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: -6||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 10||FR: 5|
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