PSY 305 • Intro to Cognitive Psychology
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
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.).
There will be 3 exams (multiple choice + essays) and one research paper due. In addition, students will be expected to participate in simulations of multiple experiments (both computer simulations and in class experiments).
Galotti, K. (2004). Cognitive Psychology In and Out of the Laboratory. Thomson/Wadsworth Publishing.