Full course description
Cognitive Psychology is concerned with internal processes involved in making sense of the environment and deciding what action might be appropriate. The present course is concerned with theoretical and empirical perspectives on human cognition and the experimental methods to study cognition and perception. The topics discussed in the course, using a Problem Based Learning format, are amongst others: attention, perception, learning, memory, language, problem solving and reasoning. They will be discussed from different perspectives including experimental cognitive psychology, cognitive neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and computational cognitive science.
- To provide students with insights into the foundations of cognitive psychology.
- To acquaint students with various cognitive processes: e.g. perception, attention, learning, memory, thinking, etc.
- To make students familiar with the basic concepts/theories of human information processing and the experimental designs used in cognitive psychology.
VSS1101 Introduction to Psychology
A combination of basic books and E-reader will be used. The relevant literature references are listed in the course manual.