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Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 220
Fall 2010
Section: 01   02  
Crosslisting: NS&B 220
Certificates: Civic Engagement

This course offers a broad introduction to scientific theory and research in the study of human mental processes. Topics include perception, attention, memory, language, decision making, and reasoning. The course draws on both behavioral and cognitive neuroscience approaches, and emphasizes the relationship between mind and brain. Class activities include lectures, short discussions, and demonstrations. The course is intended for prospective psychology majors (Column 1 breadth course), neuroscience and behavior majors (advanced course), and students with related interests (e.g., artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind).

Essential Capabilities: Logical Reasoning
The essence of the scientific method involves use of both deductive and inductive reasoning to move between theory and data. Students will focus on reasoning about the plausibility of theories of cognition in light of behavioral and neuroscience evidence.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PSYC105 OR [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(CIVI-MN)(EDST-MN)(EDST)(NS&B)(PSYC)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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