Cog Ch 2-CogNeuro

Cog Ch 2-CogNeuro - PSY332Cognition Dr.LisaMaxfield

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PSY 332 – Cognition Dr. Lisa Maxfield Before we move on to Chapter 2, we begin today by revisiting Chapter 1! By now, you should have reviewed Chapter 1 notes / text! After your review of the Ch. 1 material, you should be able to comfortably answer all of  the following. .. E SSENTIAL  Q UESTIONS :  C HAPTER  1 1.  How would you make a compelling argument that even “routine” cognitive  phenomena are truly amazing? 2.  Regarding Introspection, explain: a. Why was this approach appealing? b. Why was this approach ultimately criticized? c. What lasting impact did this approach have on the field of cognitive psychology? 3. Regarding Behaviorism, explain: a. Why was this approach appealing? b. Why was this approach ultimately abandoned? 4.  Explain how each of the following events, all occurring in the 1950s, contributed to  the cognitive revolution : a. Chomsky’s critique of Skinner’s book  Verbal Behavior  (text only) b. the introduction of the digital computer and the idea that the mind processes  information in stages, like computers c. Cherry’s attention experiments (text only) and Broadbent’s introduction of flow  diagrams depicting the processes involved in attention d. interdisciplinary conferences at Dartmouth and MIT (text only). 5.  What are at least three major assumptions of the modern  information processing  approach  that we accept in order to study “invisible” cognition? 6.  Consider Donders’ two experiments.  Answer the following. a. Explain the methods of the two experiments.
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b. How do Donders’ experiments show how RT (a behavioral measure) can be used  to infer something about mental processes?  Make it clear how using multiple  conditions / experiments is necessary for drawing conclusions about mental  processes. I will suggest E SSENTIAL  Q UESTIONS  for each chapter, but don’t  just depend on me.  Generate some of your own, use your text’s questions, etc.   Why?  Glad you asked. .. And now, for your benefit, I happily present TIPS ON HOW TO LEARN WHAT SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS (AND COGNITVE PSYCHOLOGISTS) KNOW  FOR SURE: Success Principle 1:  It is important to know what you know. If you’ve ever had the experience of “surprise” at a low exam score (i.e., you read, you  studied, you left the exam thinking “that went okay” then performed poorly), you may be  suffering from the common phenomenon cognitive psychologists refer to as  an illusion  of knowing .  If you think  you know the material sufficiently (but actually don’t), you  may stop studying prematurely or continue studying in an ineffective way.  Students  commonly do this, because they fail to understand the next principle. .. Success Principle 2:  Don’t mistake ease and familiarity for learning.
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PSY 332 taught by Professor Kuv8,maxfield during the Fall '09 term at CSU Long Beach.

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