psych560 | Graduate

Cognitive Psychology

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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.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Perception and Attention

    • Break down the perceptual organizational process.
    • Explain the relationship between perception and attention.
    • Analyze the nature of the attention process.

    Semantic Memory and Language

    • Examine the stages of language production.
    • Analyze the basic functions of language.
    • Explain the function of semantic memory.

    Problem Solving and Decision-Making

    • Analyze the nature of function of insight and creativity.
    • Examine the nature of function of reasoning, judgment, and decision-making.
    • Analyze the dynamics of problem representation and problem solution.

    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.

    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.
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