Cognitive Psychology

  • Course Outline, Spring 2006
  • TEXT: Sternberg, R. J. (2006). Cognitive Psychology (4th ed.), Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
  • Instructor: Edward Kardas, Room 149, 1:00 -- 3:45 a.m., E-mail: epkardas@saumag.edu
  • Revised: 2006-04-28 (note: chapters 8 & 13 no longer will be covered)

Week of

Chap

Topic

Jan 21

1

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Jan 28

2

Cognitive Neuroscience

Feb 4

3

Test 1, (Chapters 1 & 2), Attention and Conciousness

Feb 11

3,4

Attention and Conciousness ,

Feb 18

4

Perception

Feb 25

5

Test 2, ( Chapters 3 & 4), Memory: Models and Research Methods

Mar 4

6

Memory Processes

Mar 11 Spring Break

Mar 18

7

Representation and Organization of Knowledge in Memory: Images and Propositions

Mar 25

7

Representation and Organization of Knowledge in Memory: Images and Propositions

April 1

9

Test 3, (Chapters 5, 6, & 7), Language: Nature and Acquisition

April 8

10

Language in Context

Apr 15

11

Test 4, (Chapters 9 & 10) Problem Solving Exercise

Apr 22

11

Problem Solving and Creativity

Apr 29 Last day to drop is 4/24

12

Decision Making and Reasoning

May 6

Test 5 (Chapters 11 & 12)

Tests will be a combination of objective and short answer items. All tests have equal value. The final exam is not comprehensive.


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