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Unformatted text preview: Cognitive Psychology EXP 3604 Ira Fischler Welcome to the course CP in the curriculum Web resources www.psych.ufl.edu/~fischler Course structure and requirements CP in science and society Scope and nature of CP Cognitive Psychology A COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGISTS VIEW OF THE ACADEMIC WORLD social psychology neuropsychology developmental psychology anthropology neuroscience education humanities and arts philosophy computer science sports & music evolutionary psychology WHAT IS COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY? BY FORMAL DEFINITION the study of human mental processes and their role in perception, attention, memory, thinking and decision-making (Goldstein) BY TOPIC attention and information processing memory: representation and dynamics Language and concepts thinking and problem solving BY ISSUES does subliminal learning work? What is the matter in dyslexia? Do you use the cell phone and drive? are recovered memories reliable? What is insight? Intuition? Creativity? Should you get a smallpox vaccination? Can we increase IQ by training? GOALS OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY PERFORMANCE how accurate? ..fast? ..much? PROCESS models of the stages and codes involved in a cognitive task PRINCIPLES what is the functional organization of the mind? to describe human cognition in terms of COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY Course Goals THE COGNITIVE APPROACH how to think about cognition like a cognitive psychologist THE METHODS OF THAT APPROACH understanding the interplay between theoretical and experimental tools THE NATURE AND LIMITS OF COGNITION how we do those things we do (e.g., perceive, attend, recall, think) TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ENHANCING COGNITION...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course EXP 3604 taught by Professor Fasig during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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CP_intro_post - Cognitive Psychology EXP 3604 Ira Fischler...

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