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

Fall 2003

PSY 341K • Experimental Research in Psych of Reading

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41130 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
SEA 3.250
GOUGH

Course Description

The aim of this seminar course would be 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 would involve 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 would then conduct. Each student would be 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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