SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2020 12:36:55 PMPSYCH 11 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PSYCH 11Title:  INTRO TO COGNITIVE PSYCH  
Full Title:  Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
Last Reviewed:11/27/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of cognitive psychology. Topics include perception, attention, memory, language, and thought. The relation of cognitive psychology to cognitive science and to neuropsychology is also covered.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of cognitive psychology. Topics include perception, attention, memory, language, and thought. The relation of cognitive psychology to cognitive science and to neuropsychology is also covered.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2019
Inactive: 
 Area:D
Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2019
 D9Psychology  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2019
 4IPsychology  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2019Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2019Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe theories, concepts, and research findings in the psychology of learning and
    cognition.
2.  Demonstrate an understanding of research methods in cognitive psychology and
     the ability to critically evaluate research in this area.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Summarize the historical development of cognitive psychology.
2. Describe the organization of basic cognitive functions from an information
     processing perspective.
3. Explain the relevance of higher cognitive processes for understanding people's
     behavior in selected areas such as risk assessment, environmental behavior, clinical
     dysfunction, or therapeutic intervention.
4. Discuss methodologies used in the study of cognition.

Topics and Scope
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I. The Science of the Mind
     A. Historical Research in Cognitive Psychology
     B. The Diversity of Methods
     C. Applying Cognitive Psychology    
II. The Neural Basis for Cognition
    A. The Study of the Brain
    B. The Cerebral Cortex
     C. Brain Cells
III. Visual Perception
     A. Form Perception
      B. Constancy
     C. The Perception of Depth
IV. Recognizing Objects  
     A. Word Recognition
    B. Recognition by Components
    C. Holistic Recognition
V. Attention and Consciousness
    A. Selective Auditory and Visual Attention
    B. Disorders of Visual Attention
     C. Multitasking     
VI. The Acquisition of Memories and the Working-Memory System
    A. Acquisition, Storage, and Retrieval
    B. Short-term and Long-term Memory
    C. Maintenance and Intentional Learning
VII. Interconnections Between Acquisition and Retrieval
    A. Encoding Specificity
    B. Different Forms of Memory Testing
    C. Implicit Memory and Theoretical Treatments
VIII. Remembering Complex Events
    A. Avoiding Memory Errors
    B. Forgetting
    C. Autobiographical Memory
IX. Concepts and Generic Knowledge
    A. Concept Organization in Semantic Memory
    B. Organization of Concepts
    C. Schemas
X. Language Production
    A. Speech Production: Communication
    B. Syntax and Sentence Parsing
    C. Language and Thought
XI. Visual Knowledge
     A. Visual Imagery and the Brain
     B. Long-Term Visual Memory
XII. Judgment, Decision Making, and Reasoning
     A.  Judgment
     B.  Complex Decision Making
     C.  Deductive Reasoning
XIII. Problem Solving and Intelligence
     A. General Problem-Solving Methods
     B. Creativity
     C. The Roots of Intelligence
XIV. Conscious Thought, Unconscious Thought
       A. Cognitive Unconscious
       B. Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
      C. Role of Phenomenal Experience

Assignments:
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1. Read approximately 35-60 pages per week and discuss assigned material.  
2. Essay, term or research paper (1 - 3); a minimum of 1,250 words for the course
3. Oral presentation and/or project (0 - 4)
4. Quizzes (3 - 5 ), midterm exam (1 - 3) and final exam or project

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 35%
Essay, term or research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 90%
Quizzes and exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Possible oral presentation(s) and/or project(s)


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Cognition. 9th ed. Matlin, Margaret and Farmer, Thomas. Wiley. 2015
 
Cognition: Exploring the Science of the Mind. 6th ed, Reisberg, Daniel. W.W. Norton & Company. 2015
 
Fundamentals of Cognition. 2nd ed. Eysenck, Michael. Taylor & Francis Group. 2012 (classic)

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