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Psychology 3312

Memory & Cognition

Dennis Shaffer

Credit hours: 3
GEC categories:
Prerequisites: 1100 and 3300

Text Books:

Title Author(s) Publisher ISBN
Cognition Margaret Matlin John Wiley & Sons 978-0-470-08764-0

Example Syllabus: PSY312-SyllabusSpring2013.pdf

Course Objectives: This course will provide each student with a general understanding of issues related to cognitive psychology by combining in-class lectures, reading assignments in the textbook, in-class discussions, and active learning exercises. This course should provide students with a basic understanding of the relationship between empirical evidence and the theoretical explanations of cognitive processes. In addition, students should gain an appreciation of the practical applications of theories and research in cognitive psychology.

Course Content: Topics cover will include theoretical approaches taken to study cognition, neuroscience and cognition, attention, perception, memory, language, problem solving and decision making.

Method of Presentation: Primarily lectures and small group activities, and presentations.

Method of Evaluation: Several summaries and reaction to articles, four exams, and a presentation.


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