Spring 2019 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
|Course Cluster: Animal Studies, Education Studies Minor|
Cognitive psychology, a major branch in the field of psychology, is the scientific study of human adult mental processes. The goal of this course is to provide a broad introduction to the issues, methods, and phenomena that characterize the field. These will be brought to life with selected examples of influential empirical studies and, occasionally, practical applications. In seeking constraints on theories of how the mind works, we will draw primarily on studies of adult human behavior (e.g., reaction time, task accuracy), individuals with localized brain damage (e.g., visual agnosia), and measures of brain activity (e.g., as inferred using fMRI techniques). Computer models and nonhuman animal studies will also be considered. Broad topics will include attention, perception, memory, knowledge, reasoning, and decision making. The course is lecture-based but will incorporate discussions, demonstrations, video, and group activities.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(CIVI-MN)(EDST-MN)(EDST)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
The intended textbook is listed below but PLEASE CHECK WITH BOOKSTORE for any changes.
Reisberg, D. (2017). Cognition: Exploring the Science of the Mind, 7th edition. New York: Norton. (ISBN not available at the time of submission of this document)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Objective and short answer tests; research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a Column 1 Breadth Requirement course in Psychology. The course is intended for prospective and declared Psychology majors as well as students with related interests (e.g., NS&B). This course assumes no knowledge of brain anatomy and physiology. (Students looking for a brain-based course are encouraged to take PSYC 225 Cognitive Neuroscience instead.) Students not admitted during preregistration will be admitted at the first class only if seats become available (i.e., if there are fewer than 35 students present). Priority will go to students on the electronic enrollment request list who previously unsuccessfully requested the course and to PSYC and NSB majors. Because the course often has a long request list, please do not email the instructor; she will not be able to respond to your emails.
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