Cognitive Psychology: By Stephen R. Schmidt, MTSU


Fall 2018 Syllabus and Lecture Notes

Week Beginning

Topic

pdf notes

Readings

8/27

Introduction to Course

Metaphors of the Mind   

A Process Model of Cognition

First_Day.pdf

Foundations.pdf

ProcessModel.pdf

Ch. 1

9/3

Monday 9/3 Labor Day (no class)
Pattern Recognition 
Pattern Recognition.pdf
Ch. 2 
9/10

Sensory Storage

Pattern Recognition.pdf

Sensory Storage.pdf

Ch. 2 

9/17

Attention & Resource Allocation

Attention.pdf

Ch. 3

9/24

Short-Term Memory

STS.pdf

Ch. 4

10/1

Test 1 Monday 10/1: Covers Chapters 1-4 (sample)
Functional Dissociation

Dissociations.pdf

Ch. 5

10/8

Long-Term Memory: Encoding
Distinctiveness

LOP.pdf
Distinctiveness.pdf

Ch. 6. pp 125-142

10/15

Monday 10/15 Fall Break (no class)

Long-Term Memory: Forgetting & Retrieval

Forgetting.pdf

Repression.pdf

Ch. 6 pp. 142-151

10/22

Memory Illusions

Reconstruction.pdf

Ch. 11

10/29

Imagery

Imagery.pdf

Ch. 7

11/5

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

Emotion1.pdf

Library Research

11/12

Cognition and Emotion (continued)

Topic Approval due Friday 11/16

Semantic Memory

Emotion2.pdf

 Ch. 14  (opt.)

11/19

Semantic Memory (continued)

Thanksgiving Break (no class Wednesday or Friday)

SemanticMemory.pdf

Ch. 9

11/26

Papers due Monday 11/26

Language


language.pdf

Ch. 10

12/3

Problem Solving

Problem.pdf

Ch. 12

12/12 10:00

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

 

 

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