PY-280 : Cognitive Psychology

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Psychology
Subject:
Psychology
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3

An exploration of the basic concepts and contemporary topics in cognitive psychology. Topics to be covered include perception, attention, pattern recognition, consciousness, memory, the representation of knowledge, language, cognitive development, thinking, and artificial intelligence. Traditionally, cognitive psychologists have studied these topics without full consideration of the biological mechanisms underlying each of these areas. In this course we will also examine the current research from within the area of cognitive neuroscience for a better understanding of the role these biological mechanisms play in cognition. 3 credits PREREQUISITE: PY 101 WITH A GRADE OF C- OR HIGHER OR PERMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR.