Advanced Research in Learning and Memory|
Spring 2019 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This advanced research course is designed to allow students to conduct supervised research in the area of human learning and memory. Students will become familiar with both classic and contemporary studies in memory and undertake a semester-long experimental research project that seeks to answer a current question in the field of memory research either individually or as a group. Students will get to work on all aspects of the research project, including reviews of the background literature; generation of research ideas; the design, conduct, and analysis of a study; and a write-up of research findings in a journal-article format.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(NS&B)(PSYC)
Sample selection of readings include:
Handy, T. C., & Kam, J. W. Y. (2015). Mind wandering and selective attention to external world. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 69, 183-189.
Sui, J., & Humphreys, G. W. (2015). The integrative self: How self-reference integrates perception and memory. TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES, 19, 719-728.
Turk, D. J., Cunningham, S. J., & Macrae, C. N. (2008). Self-memory biases in explicit and incidental encoding of trait adjectives. CONSCIOUSNESS AND COGNITION, 17, 1040-1045.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Attendance and participation, journal article presentation, and one research project with presentation and end-of-term research report (in journal-article format).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
In addition to submitting a POI request electronically, students are required to email the instructor with their class year, (intended) major(s), a list of relevant coursework, a list of prior lab experiences (if any), and a written explanation for why they would like to take this course during the first days of pre-registration period. Applications may be followed by a brief in person interview with the instructor during pre-registration. Students are encouraged to discuss their interest in the course with the instructor before pre-registration during office hours.