PSY2150: Cognitive Psychology
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Course Philosophy: The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the study of human cognition: how we perceive the world, remember, reason, think, and learn. This course will present an overview of cognitive psychology; its findings, theories, and approach. Cognitive psychologists ask questions like: • Can we easily divide our attention between tasks (e.g. driving and talking on a cell phone)? • What factors determine how quickly we learn and how well we recall new information? • How does thought emerge from the brain? How is thought affected by damage to the brain? Course Objectives: I hope to convey my excitement about the ideas and questions that define the field of Cognitive Science. In addition, I hope to highlight some of the conceptual and research tools that are used to investigate these questions. Furthermore, we will examine some of the answers that seem to be emerging.
Cohen, Anna-Lisa. (2021, Spring). PSY2150 Cognitive Psychology, Yeshiva College.