Psychology | Cognitive Psychology
P335 | 10372 | Pisoni, D


This course is an introduction and survey of the field of Cognitive
Psychology. Cognitive Psychology is concerned with how people
perceive, encode, represent, learn, remember and use information and
knowledge. In this course, we will examine the underlying mental
processes, mechanisms and structures that are involved in human
perception, attention, learning, memory and thought. Specific areas to
be covered include topics such as perception, pattern recognition,
attention, short-term and long-term memory, imagery, concept formation
and categorization, semantic memory, language processing, problem
solving, reasoning, and judgment and decision making. We will also
consider some practical applications of research in Cognitive
Psychology in the fields of education, law and clinical psychology.