Cognition

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cognition

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PS 3018 Research Methods in Psychology
    PS 3134 Experimental Cognitive Psychology

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION: 
    This course provides an in-depth exploration of human cognition, focusing on both classic and current issues. The study of cognition relies heavily on experimental research designed to test models and theories of cognitive processes. Topics to be covered include attention, perception, multiple memory systems, encoding and retrieval processes, the role of knowledge, language, problem-solving and reasoning.

    RATIONALE: 
    This course deals with the cognitive processes of knowing, learning, remembering, thinking, and reasoning. The major goals of this course are:
    (a) to present and analyze in depth the theories and methods psychologists have developed in their study of human memory, language, and thought, and
    (b) to demonstrate the practical applications of these theories and research findings to such everyday activities.
    It is a highly advanced course for psychology majors and is essential for those students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies in psychology.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate systematic knowledge of the theoretical orientation of cognitive psychology and specify how it differs from other approaches to psychology. Evaluate the Connectionism approach to Cognition.
    2. Critically evaluate the models in Attention and Concept Formation.
    3. Evaluate and constructively criticize the different models on Semantic Memory.
    4. Evaluate the role of Visual Imagery in thinking.
    5. Evaluate the problem-solving programs and Decision Making processes.
    6. Demonstrate ability to critically applied cognitive concepts in real-life situations.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING: 
    In congruence with teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures and critical discussions of the assigned . supplemental articles.
    - Individual tutorial time.
    - Office hours
    - Use of Blackboard site