Fall 2022 - PSYC 221 D100

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3)

Class Number: 3243

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    WMC 3520, 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 course is an introduction to and survey of different aspects of cognition.  Topics include memory, perception, attention, language, reading, problem solving, creativity, judgment and decision-making, and the effect of aging on cognitive processing.

Grading

  • ON-LINE Quizzes: 40%
  • Writing Assignments: 60%

NOTES:

1)  Lectures will be audio recorded (not video recorded) ... and select (but not all) lecture slides will be available on the course Canvas website

2)  Take-home exams will include some questions about material not covered in lectures or reading ... i.e., questions that require on-line research and independent thought


Office Hours:  Tuesday 5:30pm - 6:30pm via Zoom

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Chun, M. M. and Most, S. B. (2021). Cognition. Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199950638

Registrar Notes:

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