PSYCHOLOGY 363 - COGNITION - FALL, 1999

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INSTRUCTOR: Frank McAndrew, E-123 SMC, Ext. 7525, e-mail: fmcandre@knox.ed

TEXTS:
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY IN AND OUT OF THE LABORATORY by Kathleen M. Galotti (2nd Ed., 1999)


LABORATORY IN COGNITION & PERCEPTION(Fischler, et.al., 1979)

TOPICS & READINGS

Introduction (Galotti, Chapter 1)

Cognitive Neuroscience (Galotti, pp. 44-47; 148-152)

Sensory Memory (Galotti, pp. 131-135)

Lab #1 - Iconic Memory (Fischler, et.al., #3 & #4)

Pattern Recognition (Galotti, Chapter 2)

Lab #2 - Feature Detection (Fischler, et.al., #5)

Attention (Galotti, Chapter 3)

Short Term Memory (Galotti, pp. 135-148)

Lab #3 - Short Term Memory (Fischler, et.al., #8)

Lab #4 - Retrieval from Short Term Memory (Fischler, et.al., #7)

Long Term Memory (Galotti, Chapters 5 & 6)

Concepts and Categorization (Galotti, Chapter 8)

TEST #1

Visual Imagery (Galotti, Chapter 9)

Lab #5 - Imagery & Rehearsal (in class)

Lab #6 - Letter Matching (Fischler, et.al., #6)

Lab #7 - Mental Rotation (in class)

Semantic Memory (Galotti, Chapter 7)

Lab #8 - Semantic Memory (in class)

Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making & Creativity (Galotti, Chapters 11,12, & 13)

Language (Galotti, Chapter 10)

Cognitive Development (Galotti, Chapter 14)

TEST #2

Lab Reports
Your final grade will be an average of your grades on the two exams and on the lab reports you will be handing in. Each exam will be worth approximately 35% of your grade. You will be participating in eight labs and writing a lab report for any five of them. Each of the lab reports will be worth approximately 6% of your final grade. All lab reports will be typed and written in proper APA Format. The labs will give you a chance to experience first-hand many of the research procedures and cognitive phenomena that you will be studying about this term. They are also important exercises in communication and the careful collection of data. The ability to clearly and concisely communicate the results of something that you have done in an accepted professional format will be an important part of almost any career that you choose; consequently, this will also be important in your laboratory reports.