This course will focus on an overview of classic and current theory concerning the processing of information by the human mind. Emphasis is placed on the study of higher mental processes such as perception, learning, problem solving, categorization, decision-making, and language. (3 credits)
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
- PSY 101: Psychology (Recommended)
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Develop a working knowledge of the major concepts, theories, methodologies, controversies, and findings of cognitive psychology.
- Develop a working knowledge of the relationships between cognitive psychology and the related areas of psychology and sciences.
- Develop the ability to critically evaluate the quality of cognitive theories, research, and findings.
- Develop a basic understanding of how current cognitive theories and research can be applied to selected real-world and applied domains
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Mid term Paper (Week 4)
|Final Paper (Week 7)|
Required TextbooksAvailable through https://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/vbm/vb_home.php?FVCUSNO=35478
- McBride, Dawn. (2019). Cognitive Psychology. 2nd ed. Sage Publications, Inc. ISBN-10: 1-5063-8386-6 or ISBN-13: 978-1-5063-8386-6
Readings and Exercises
|Research Methods and Cognitive Neuroscience|
|Sensation, Attention & Perception and Object Recognition|
|Short-term and Long-term Memory|
|Forgetting, Remembering and Consciousness|
|Verbal and Visual Representation of Knowledge|
|Language and Cognition Across the Lifespan|
|Decision Making, Problem Solving and Creativity|
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
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