Psychology and Brain Sciences | Cognitive Psychology
P335 | 8777 | Motz, B.
Taking P335, you’ll become equipped to answer “How” questions of the
human mind, such as How do we recognize objects?, How do we
remember?, and How do we make decisions? In addressing these
questions (through the lens of experimental psychology), mental
phenomena are demystified, and you’ll begin considering the human
mind as a complex (but not impossibly complex) information processor.
This section will take an untraditional approach to Cognitive
Psychology. Rather than directly discussing disembodied abstract
cognitive facilities (e.g., Attention), you’ll be presented with
applied challenges (How do you concentrate on something?). We’ll
puzzle through these challenges, reviewing primary source material
and using active exploration, hopefully fostering a more relevant
and vivid perspective on cognition.