- describe major concepts in cognitive psychology
- analyze and critically evaluate theories and empirical studies in cognitive psychology
- apply major concepts and theories of cognitive psychology to real-life problems
- Apply memory principles to real-life problems
- Critically evaluate direct and indirect theories of perception
- Critically evaluate theoretical perspectives on human decision-making
- Define terms: attention, divided attention, selective attention, inattention blindness, change blindness
- Describe and provide examples of memory processes (encoding, storage, and retrieval)
- Describe different heuristics and biases in decision-making (anchoring, framing, representativeness, availability, and etc.)
- Describe the multi-store memory model (Atkinson & Shiffrin)
- Describe the structure of long-term memory (E. Tulving)
- Describe theories of forgetting (displacement, trace decay, repression, interference)
- Describe types of sensations and distinguish between distant vs. contact senses; general vs. special senses.
- Describe сognitive psychology as a part of cognitive science
- Distinguish between connectionist and symbolic approaches to mental representation.
- Explain the relationship between applied and basic research in cognitive psychology
- Find, evaluate and use the necessary information from different sources in order to develop a critical test that allows to evaluate if an artificial intelligent system is conscious
- List the assumptions of the information processing approach to cognition
- Cognitive Psychology: Introduction & Historical Overview
- Sensation & Perception. Attention.
- Learning, Thinking, and Decision-Making
- Consciousness. Human vs. Artificial Intelligence
- Seminar activitiesSeminar assignments (0-7 points) + class participation bonus (0-3 points).
- Project 1
- Project 2
- Exam testThe test consists of 30-40 multiple-choice questions evaluated equally and takes no more than 60 minutes to complete. Students CAN use handwritten or printed notes during the test, but they can NOT communicate with each other.
- Reading assignmentsYour reading and discussion activity will be automatically tracked using perusall.com with an additional (manual) evaluation of the quality of your annotations and questions.
- Weisberg, R. W., & Reeves, L. (2013). Cognition : From Memory to Creativity. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=531239
- Chalmers, D. J. (1996). The Conscious Mind : In Search of a Fundamental Theory. New York: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=55770
- Dennett, D. C. (2005). Sweet Dreams : Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness. Cambridge, Mass: A Bradford Book. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=138505
- Levitin, D. J. (2002). Foundations of Cognitive Psychology : Core Readings. Cambridge, Mass: A Bradford Book. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=78136