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

Summer 2008

PSY f355 • Cognition

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
88163 MTWThF
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
NOA 1.124
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

Grades will consist of 3 exams, a research paper, a lab report and participation in various online experiments.

Texts

Reisberg, Daniel (2005). Cognition: Exploring the Science of the Mind (3rd Edition). W.W. Norton & Co., NY, New York. ZAPs! Interactive Experiments (from www.wwnorton.com)

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