Fall 2023 - PSYC 221 D100
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3)
Class Number: 2389
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
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.
- ON-LINE Quizzes: 40%
- Writing Assignments: 60%
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
Chun, M. M. and Most, S. B. (2021). Cognition. Oxford University Press.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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