psych560 | Graduate
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Problem Solving and Decision-Making
- Examine the nature of function of reasoning, judgment, and decision-making.
- Analyze the dynamics of problem representation and problem solution.
- Analyze the nature of function of insight and creativity.
The Basics of Cognitive Psychology
- Explain the evolution of cognitive psychology as a discipline.
- Analyze cognitive processes.
- Evaluate research methods used in cognitive psychology experiments.
Perception and Attention
- Explain the relationship between perception and attention.
- Analyze the nature of the attention process.
- Break down the perceptual organizational process.
Episodic Memory: Distortions and Autobiographical Memory
- Analyze the concept of autobiographical memory.
- Examine the nature of memory distortion.
- Explain the controversy associated with recovered memories.
Episodic Memory: Recognition and Long-Term Memory
- Analyze the identification and classification processes involved in recognizing an object.
- Explain the role of concepts and categories in identifying and classifying objects.
- Analyze the role of encoding and retrieval processes involved with long-term memory.
Semantic Memory and Language
- Analyze the basic functions of language.
- Explain the function of semantic memory.
- Examine the stages of language production.
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