PSYCH206: Cognitive Psychology
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This course will introduce you to cognitive psychology, or the study of the ways in which we come to know about the world around us and about one another. While you may understand “cognition” as “thinking” or “thoughts,” we will here use the term to refer to almost any process that takes place within the human mind. Though cognitive psychology as a formal branch of study has only been around since the late 1960s, it has been studied for decades as an area of interest in psychological inquiry and has its roots in philosophy. In the late 1880s, for example, Ebbinghaus conducted some of the very first scientifically based studies of cognition when he attempted to explain the mechanism of memory. Memory, along with attention, perception, language, and decision making, are amongst the most prominent issues within the broad and diverse field of cognitive psychology. While we could spend an entire semester exploring just one of these issues, this course will instead provide you with an overview…
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