Cognitive Psychology: By Stephen R. Schmidt, MTSU


Spring 2017 Syllabus and Lecture Notes

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Week

Topic

pdf notes

Readings

1/18 - 1/20 Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr's Day (no class)
Metaphors of the Mind
A Process Model of Cognition
Introduction.pdf
Foundations.pdf
Ch. 1
1/23 - 1/27

Pattern Recognition 

Sensory Storage

ProcessModel.pdf
Pattern Recognition.pdf
Ch. 2 
1/30 - 2/3

Attention & Resource Allocation

Sensory Storage.pdf
Attention.pdf
Ch. 3
2/6 - 2/10

Short-Term Memory

STS.pdf Ch. 4
2/13 - 2/17

Finish STS

Test 1 Wednesday, 2/15: Covers Chapters 1-4 (sample)
Functional Dissociation

Dissociations.pdf Ch. 5
2/20 - 2/24

Long-Term Memory: Encoding
Distinctiveness

LOP.pdf
Distinctiveness.pdf
Ch. 6. pp 125-142
2/27 - 3/3

Long-Term Memory: Forgetting & Retrieval

Forgetting.pdf
Repression.pdf
Ch. 6 pp. 142-151
3/6 - 3/10

Spring Break


Great Expectations

3/13 - 3/17

Memory Illusions

Reconstruction.pdf Ch. 11
3/20 - 3/24

Imagery

Imagery.pdf

Ch. 7

3/27 - 3/31

Test 2 Monday 3/27: Covers Chapters 5, 6, 11, 7 (sample)
Term Paper Assignment 3/29 (Don't miss this class!)
Cognition and Emotion

Emotion1.pdf Library Research
4/3 - 4/7

Cognition and Emotion (continued)

Topic Approval due Friday 4/7

Emotion2.pdf
 Ch. 14 (optional)
4/10 - 4/14

Semantic Memory

SemanticMemory.pdf Ch. 9
4/17 - 4/21

Papers due Monday 4/17

Language

language.pdf

Ch. 10
4/24 - 4/26

Problem Solving

Problem.pdf Ch. 12

Exam Schedule

Mon 5/1  9:30 (10:20 class)
Wed 5/3 10:00 (9:10 class)

Test 3: Covers Chapters 9, 10, 12 and Cognition and Emotion (sample)


 

Last Modified 1/10/2017

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