This course concerns the study of learning from the most basic associationistic ideas to complex cognitive behaviors such as problem solving and thinking. Various ideas regarding the nature of the mind are presented along with the fundamental concepts of learning and conditioning. Strengths and weaknesses of the memory system are discussed as they relate to higher cognitive processes such as language, problem solving, and eyewitness identification. Neurophysiological correlates of cognitive phenomena and memory disorders are also discussed.
Analyze the modern-day relevancy of neurophysiological and evolutionary theories.
Describe the major theoretical concepts of neurophysiological and evolutionary theories.
Analyze the modern-day relevancy of cognitive theories.
Describe the major theoretical concepts of cognitive theories.
Examine classical conditioning theory.
Analyze the modern-day relevancy of associationistic theories.
Describe the major theoretical concepts of associationistic theories.
Examine operant conditioning theory.
Analyze the modern-day relevancy of functionalistic theories.
Describe the major theoretical concepts of functionalistic theories.
Introduction to Learning and Cognition
Apply learning and cognitive theories to real world situations.
Analyze the relationship between learning and cognition.
Describe different types of learning.
Define learning and its behavioral component.
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