Advanced Cognitive Psychology (offered each Fall)

Hello, everyone. Advanced Cognitive Psychology is offered each Fall semester. See you Fall 2014!

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Below is a list of topics covered in Fall 2013. 

  • Topic: Syllabus, Introductions, A Brief Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Topic: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (cont’d)
  • Topic: The Mind is a Computer (Or something like that)
  • Topic: Perception
  • Topic: Alternative Theories to Perception and Representation; Attention
  • Topic: (Representation, Mentalese, and) Working Memory
  • Topic: Memory preliminaries, on the nature of knowledge
  • Topic: More on memory
  • Topic: Even more on memory
  • Topic: Imagery and Concepts
  • Topic: Language
  • Topic: Problem solving & Creativity
  • Topic: Decision making & Reasoning

What is cognitive psychology?

"[T]he term 'cognition' refers to all the processes by which the sensory input is transformed, reduced, elaborated, stored, recovered, and used. It is concerned with these processes even when they operate in the absence of relevant stimulation, as in images and hallucinations.... Given such a sweeping definition, it is apparent that cognition is involved in everything a human being might possibly do; that every psychological phenomenon is a cognitive phenomenon" (Neisser, 1967, p. 4).
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