|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).
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: PSYC105 OR [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(CIVI-MN)(EDST-MN)(EDST)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
See our university bookstore website for assigned textbook (to be announced).
Primary source articles will also be assigned; these will be provided online on the first day of class.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three in-class examinations (70% multiple choice and 30% short answer), a final examination, and short computer lab activities. Exams are graded out of 100%; computer activities are graded as completed/not completed.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students not admitted to the class during preregistration and adjustment will be admitted on the first day of class only if seats become available. In this case, priority will be given to individuals on the enrollment request list who are PSYC/NS&B majors and/or have previously unsuccessfully requested the course. Because the course often has a very long enrollment request list (100+ students), please do not email the instructor directly. 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: -3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 15||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 6||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 2||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 4|