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Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 220
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: NS&B 220

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. Some 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, short discussions, demonstrations, in-class experiments, and practice on problem-solving exercises.

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 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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