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PSYC 203 Cognitive Psychology • 5 Cr.

Description:

Considers human performance from the psychological standpoint. Topics include conditioning, memory and conceptual processing, language, sensation, and perception. May require participation in demonstrations and projects.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define learning and distinguish learning from reflexes and fixed-action patterns.
  • Identify the components of classical and operant conditioning.
  • Identify the influences and practical applications of operant and classical conditioning toward behavior change.
  • Distinguish between association principles and cognitive principles of learning and discuss the relative strengths and weaknesses of each.
  • Describe the information-processing model of learning and memory.
  • Explain the organization of long term memory from a biological and information-processing model.
  • Discuss the concept and implications of constructive and reconstructive memory.
  • Describe the physiological processes in storage of memories.
  • Identify the components of language system and identify prevailing theories related to language development.
  • Discuss the principles and applications regarding problem solving, reasoning and decision making.
  • Compare and contrast the research methods of cognitive and association theorists.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000