Origins of Knowledge|
Spring 2020 not offered
In this course we will discuss in depth a selection of current topics in cognitive development, centering on questions concerning the origins of knowledge. (What kinds of knowledge do we possess even very early in life? How does that knowledge change over time?) We will examine these questions within specific subject areas such as object perception, space perception, number understanding, and understanding of other minds, surveying evidence from different stages of human individual development as well as evidence from nonhuman species.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
Readings from primary research literature.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly assignments, participation in group discussion, final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
To be prepared for this course, students must have completed multiple breadth courses in psychological science and/or neuroscience. Ability to read, understand, and discuss primary research literature in experimental psychology is required. Prior experience with Developmental Psychology or Cognitive Psychology is recommended. If you are requesting POI, please email the instructor explaining how your prior coursework or other relevant experience meets these requirements.
Only one Wesleyan University course can be taken as non-graded towards the major.
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