1 - Psychology 224 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology...

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1 Psychology 224 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology Instructor: Prof. Brian Ross TA: Michael Braverman TTh 2:00-3:20 p.m. Final Exam: Monday, May 9, 7 p.m. 1 Today General idea about course Course mechanics For Thursday: Read Chapter 1 2 Cognitive Psychology How people acquire, remember, comprehend, and use information Mental activity Information processing 3
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2 Examine relations to life Cell phone use when driving Eyewitness testimony Decision making - gambling, insurance, medical decisions 4 Purposes of course How do people accomplish all these activities? How can we learn how people accomplish all these activities? 5 Topics for course Perception Attention Imagery Memory Short-term Long-term Encoding Retrieval Uses Knowledge Language Concepts Problem solving Expertise Creativity Decision making 6
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3 Cognitive Psychology is difficult Mental processes are not directly observable
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