PSY f355 • Cognition
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
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.).
Grades will consist of 3 exams, a research paper, a lab report and participation in various online experiments.
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)