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Course Description:

This course will cover the content of cognitive psychology from both traditional and non-traditional perspectives. Traditional areas include the scientific method in Cognitive Psychology, perception, pattern recognition, attention, short-term (working) memory, episodic long-term memory, semantic long-term memory, interactions in long-term memory (including false memories, eyewitness memory and questions about the evidence for "repressed" memories), language (including comprehension of written and spoken language), decisions, judgments, reasoning and problem solving. The non-traditional area will focus on the difference in thought processes between Western and Eastern civilizations.

Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology. Since the course explores process related to brain function, the completion of Behavioral Neuroscience: Introductory, Biology of the Brain, or a related course is recommended.

Important Note: In addition to various mental processes, cognitive psychology also considers many aspects of sensation and perception. As part of your learning, the course will require you to complete several learning activities using your visual and hearing abilities. Normal or near-to-normal function of these senses either naturally or with use of eyeglasses or hearing aids is sufficient. If you have a significant limitations in terms of physical, visual or auditory senses, please contact the instructor through college email to discuss an alternative option that can be used for completing these learning activities.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.

This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.

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