Spring 2021 - PSYC 221 D100

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3)

Class Number: 1977

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

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

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 25, 2021
    12:00 PM – 3:00 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:

Lectures:  Will be recorded and posted for the students to listen to at their leisure (i.e., asynchronously), but for the exams to be held at the scheduled time (midterms during class time, final exam scheduled by the university).

This course is an overview of cognition. It explores how people acquire, store, and use information. The topics covered include: perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving and decision making.

Grading

  • Quizzes: 25%
  • Midterm One Exam: 25%
  • Midterm Two Exam: 25%
  • Final Exam: 25%

NOTES:

The criteria for the determination of letter grades in this course will be presented during the first week of lectures.

THIS COURSE MAY BE COUNTED TOWARDS A CERTIFICATE IN LIBERAL ARTS.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Goldstein, E. Bruce. Cognitive Psychology (5th edition). Cengage Publishing.
ISBN: 978-1-337-40827-1

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).