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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:

  • Trace the history of cognitive psychology and its influence on other fields of psychology.
  • Apply critical thinking skills, methods and principles of cognitive psychology research, and cross-cultural influences on cognitive processes to cases of human behavior.
  • Apply communication skills using oral and written materials to discuss topics related to human cognition.
  • Describe the neural bases of mental processes, and the brain research methods utilized in cognitive psychology.
  • Distinguish the processes of sensation and perception, object recognition, and attention.
  • Examine the theories and physiological processes of memory encoding, storage and retrieval.
  • Recognize the practical applications of cognitive psychology of memory, such as eyewitness testimony and the concept of false memories.
  • Describe the theories related to conceptual processing and language, including the neural basis of language, the structure and principles of human language, and language development.
  • Apply the principles and applications regarding problem solving, reasoning and decision-making to examples experienced in everyday life.

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