psych640 | Graduate

Cognitive Psychology

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This course surveys contemporary research and theory in the field of cognitive psychology, including problem solving and reasoning, attention, memory, knowledge representation, language, and imagery. Strategies and methods for investigating cognition are presented along with future trends involving interdisciplinary research in this growing field.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    Problem Solving, Expertise, Reasoning, and Judgment

    • Analyze the relationship between judgment and cognitive processes.
    • Explain the process of attaining expertise.
    • Explain the process of problem solving.

    Language Structure and Comprehension

    • Explain the cognitive processes associated with language.
    • Examine the structure and function of language.
    • Evaluate the theories of language acquisition and development.

    History of Cognitive Psychology and Individual Differences in Cognition

    • Evaluate the effects of aging on cognitive development.
    • Describe the history of cognitive psychology.
    • Examine the role of psychometric studies of cognition on human behavior.

    Perception and Attention

    • Explain the conditions that impair visual information processing.
    • Describe the relationship between attention and performance.
    • Evaluate the relationship between perception and attention as it relates to encoding.

    Imagery and Knowledge Representation

    • Contrast verbal and visual imagery.
    • Evaluate the cognitive processes associated with knowledge representation.

    Memory Processes

    • Explain the components of the memory system and their interactions.
    • Describe methods used to enhance memory.
    • Evaluate the implications of encoding on information retrieval.
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