|Instructor||Robert L. Campbell|
|Location||Brackett Hall 410A|
|Office Hours||M W F 2-4 pm|
Textbook: John B. Best, Cognitive Psychology (5th edition). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole-Wadsworth, 1998.
Course Attendance, Tests, and Grading: Though it's wisest to attend all classes, I'm going to assume that responsible adults do not need an attendance policy. If I haven't arrived within 15 minutes of the scheduled time for a class, you are free to leave.
There will be two tests and a final exam. These will be take-home essay tests, due back in 3 days (except for the final, which is due back in 2). You are welcome to consult your notes, your textbook, and any other published sources while writing your answers, as long as you cite them. You should not discuss your answers with other students in Psych 833 before you turn them in.
In addition I will ask each of you to give an in-class presentation on a more specialized topic within cognitive psychology (applied topics are welcome). Presentations will begin on February 3 and continue through the end of the semester.
Your grade will be based on this formula:
|IN CLASS PRESENTATION||20%|
Cheating: Tests and exams in this course are meant to be your individual work. Providing information to others (or obtaining it from them) during a test constitutes cheating. If you decide to cheat, I will take action against you according to University policy.
|Tuesday January 13 [Last day to add]||History / What Is Cognition?||Ch. 1|
|Tuesday January 20 [Wed. Jan 21 is Last day to drop without a W]||Attention and Object Recognition||Ch. 2|
|Tuesday January 27||More about Recognition / Memory as Storage||Ch. 3|
|Tuesday February 3||Memory as Storage||Ch. 3|
|Tuesday February 10||Memory as Recomputation and TEST 1||Ch. 4|
|Tuesday February 17||Symbolic and ConnectionistTreatments of Knowledge||Ch. 5-6|
|Tuesday February 24 [Fri. Feb. 27 isLast day to drop without a final grade]||Concepts and Categories||Ch. 11|
|Tuesday March 2||Language Structure||Ch. 7|
|Tuesday March 9||Speech and Reading/ Language Acquisition||Ch. 8-9|
|Tuesday March 23||Visual and Spatial Imagery|
|Tuesday March 30||Reasoning and Deciding and TEST 2||Ch. 10|
|Tuesday April 6||Reasoning and Deciding||Ch. 10|
|Tuesday April 13||Problem Solving||Ch. 12|
|Tuesday April 20||Problem Solving||Ch. 12|
|Tuesday April 27
[Due Thu. April 29 at 4:30 pm]