Spring 2023 - PSYC 330 D100

Attention (3)

Class Number: 6076

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201 and 221.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

Grading

  • ON-LINE Quizzes: 40%
  • Take-Home Exams: 60%

NOTES:

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

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

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.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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