This course surveys what modern cognitive psychology says about problem solving and reasoning, memory, language, imagery, and the processes and pathology of language and thought. Cognitive models of information processing in humans and animals are reviewed.
Analyze the nature of function of insight and creativity.
Analyze the dynamics of problem representation and problem solution.
Examine the nature of function of reasoning, judgment, and decision-making.
Semantic Memory and Language
Examine the stages of language production.
Analyze the basic functions of language.
Explain the function of semantic memory.
Episodic Memory: Distortions and Autobiographical Memory
Analyze the concept of autobiographical memory.
Explain the controversy associated with recovered memories.
Examine the nature of memory distortion.
Episodic Memory: Recognition and Long-Term Memory
Analyze the role of encoding and retrieval processes involved with long-term memory.
Explain the role of concepts and categories in identifying and classifying objects.
Analyze the identification and classification processes involved in recognizing an object.
Perception and Attention
Explain the relationship between perception and attention.
Analyze the nature of the attention process.
Break down the perceptual organizational process.
The Basics of Cognitive Psychology
Evaluate research methods used in cognitive psychology experiments.
Analyze cognitive processes.
Explain the evolution of cognitive psychology as a discipline.
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