Fall 2021 - PSYC 221 D100

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3)

Class Number: 2575

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 100.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Introduction to the study of cognitive and perceptual processes. Topics include memory, perception, attention, language, mental imagery, creativity, judgment and decision-making, and an introduction to cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, dyslexia, aphasia and attention-deficit disorder.

COURSE DETAILS:

This remote course will be taught synchronously with weekly classes via Zoom.

Lectures will be recorded and you can find more information on Canvas.

Course Introductory Video https://youtu.be/2zbwjdFisa4 This course is an overview of cognition. Topics include perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, decision
making, and an introduction to the brain processes that underlie cognition.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Take-home research exams in this course are NOT group projects. And they are NOT like typical in-class exams that require
memorization and recall of lecture and textbook content. Instead, students will be given two weeks to conduct their
own on-line research to answer questions about different cognitive psychology topics that may go beyond what is covered in
lectures or in the textbook, and that require independent thought.

Grading

  • On-line Quizzes (5): 40%
  • Take-Home Research Exams (3): 60%

NOTES:

Anticipated letter-grade values are:

   85-100% = A-range
   75-84% = B-range
   65-74% = C-range
   50-64% = D
   0-49% = F

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Chun, M.M., & Most, S.B. (2021). Cognition. Oxford University Press.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.