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

Spring 2004

PSY 341K • Experimental Research in Psych of Reading

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40025 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
SEA 3.250
GOUGH

Course Description

The aim of this seminar course is to examine in depth the current major issues in the psychology of reading. Topics include the evidence for and against the phonological recoding hypothesis, the proposition that the skilled reader converts the letters of the printed word into phonological form en route to its meaning. Our effort involves reading the latest papers on the subject, discussing and evaluating them as preparation for the development of a novel test of the hypothesis, which we then conduct. Each student is required to read a number of research papers each week, discuss and evaluate their results in the seminar.

Grading Policy

Grades will be based entirely on the quantity and quality of class participation.

Texts

Course Packet of Readings.

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