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Cognitive Psychology


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Course level: Undergraduate

This course will present an overview of cognitive psychology and its findings, theories, and approach. Cognitive psychology deals with how we acquire and use knowledge so the course will cover topics such as perception, attention, memory, language, reasoning, and problem solving.


What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Attention and Perception

  • Describe the areas studied in the field of cognitive psychology.
  • Identify concepts related to the process of attention.
  • Determine the role of perception in cognition.
  • Analyze the relationship between perception and object recognition.


  • Examine the processes of memory formation, retrieval, and reconstruction.
  • Identify the types of memories.
  • Analyze theories and processes of forgetting.
  • Identify biological structures that contribute to the process of memory.


  • Explain the process of language development.
  • Determine the processes of language production and comprehension.
  • Analyze the role of language production and comprehension in cognition.

Reasoning and Problem Solving

  • Determine appropriate decision making and problem solving strategies for specific situations.
  • Analyze the role of reasoning processes in cognition.

Cognition in Daily Life

  • Apply principles of cognitive psychology to daily life.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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