A survey of cognitive psychology, including topics in attention, memory, visual, auditory, and other forms of information processing, decision making, and thinking.
At the conclusion of this course, given your hard work, persistence, and dedication, you will…
- Understand why attention is a valuable mental resources and its role in behavior.
- Be able to identify how the malleability of perception influences experience.
- Be able to identify, explicate, and apply the major theories of cognitive psychology.
- Understand the experimental techniques used to study cognition.
- Be able to identify and discuss the systems of human memory and the role of knowledge in language and decision making.
- Have gained an understanding of how abstract cognitive psychology theories can be used to modify behavior.
- Be able to apply the principles of conscious & unconscious cognition in order to benefit your daily life and the lives of others.
Video Outreach Project. Student groups select two topics from Cognitive Psychology and create public-outreach videos, posted on YouTube. Each video contains a review of the relevant literature on the topics, a brief review of the typical methods used to investigate the topics, a “mini-documentary” focused on how to apply the topics to benefit other college students, and a summary review of how the application is evidence-based.