Fall 2014 not offered
|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|
||Prerequisites: PSYC105 OR [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Textbook (TBD), primary readings (made available online/Moodle)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three exams, including non-cumulative final (95% multiple-choice, 5% short-answer), short computer lab activities/demos (graded as complete/incomplete), three 1-page response papers (graded).
|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.