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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2008

PSY 305 • Intro to Cognitive Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43945 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
NOA 1.126
Reeves

Course Description

This course will focus on humans as information processors within the realms of memory, attention, language, problem solving & reasoning, pattern recognition, mental imagery, and neuropsychology. Both psychological theories and research on each of these topics will be covered, with effort made to link empirical findings to real-world applications (such as eyewitness testimony, the hazards of cell phones while driving, etc.).

Grading Policy

There will be 3 exams (multiple choice + essays) and one research paper due. In addition, students will be expected to participate in simulations of several classic experiments (either in class or on a computer).

Texts

Galotti, K. (2004). Cognitive Psychology In and Out of the Laboratory. Thomson/Wadsworth Publishing.

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