Fall 2023 - PSYC 330 D100
Class Number: 2416
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
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Prerequisites:PSYC 201 and 221.
Survey the different aspects of paying attention. Topics include the effects of selective and divided attention on perceptual and cognitive function; the role of attention in human performance; attentional dysfunction and attention-deficit disorder; and the development of attentional capacity across the life span from newborns to the elderly.
This course is a survey of different aspects of how we pay attention. Topics include selective and divided attention; limitations of multitasking; looking but not "seeing"; deliberate practice and the development of expert performance; spatial attention and visual search; physiology of the brain's attentional networks; and attention deficits and disorders.
- ON-LINE Quizzes: 40%
- Writing Assignments: 60%
1) Lectures will be audio recorded (not video recorded) ... and some (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
There is no required textbook for this course.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
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