|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
This course offers a broad introduction to scientific theory and research in the study of human mental processes. Topics include perception, imagery, attention, memory, problem solving, decision making, and language. Links to everyday experience and practical applications are also highlighted. Class activities include lectures, discussion, and demonstrations.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
E. Bruce Goldstein, COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: CONNECTING MIND, RESEARCH AND EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE, 4th Edition, University of Pittsburgh and University of Arizona. ISBN-10:1285763882, ISBN-13:9781285763880.
|Examination and Assignments: |
There will be 3 exams with objective and short answer sections, weekly assignments related to the reading, and some longer written activities related to supplemental material (# TBD).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Only one Wesleyan Univ. course can be taken as non-graded towards the major.
This is a column 1 Breadth Requirement course in psychology.
The course is intended for prospective psychology majors and students with related interests. Students who have taken Behavioral Neurobiology (NS&B 213) are encouraged to take a more advanced course, as the present introductory course assumes no knowledge of brain anatomy and physiology.
Students not admitted during preregistration will be admitted at first class only if seats become available. Priority will go to students on the enrollment request list who previously unsuccessfully requested the course and/or PSYC/NSB majors. Because the course often has a long request list, please do not email the instructor.
|Instructor(s): Greenstein,Michael J. Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 35
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Web Resources: Moodle, Syllabus |