Cognitive Psychology: By Stephen R. Schmidt, MTSU


Fall 2016 Syllabus and Lecture Notes

Week Beginning

Topic

pdf notes

Readings

8/22

Introduction to Course 

A Process Model of Cognition

First_Day.pdf

Foundations.pdf

ProcessModel.pdf

Ch. 1

8/29

Pattern Recognition  Pattern Recognition.pdf
Ch. 2 
9/5

Monday - Labor Day Holiday

Sensory Storage

Pattern Recognition.pdf

Sensory Storage.pdf

Ch. 2 

9/12

Attention & Resource Allocation

Attention.pdf

Ch. 3

9/19

Short-Term Memory

STS.pdf

Ch. 4

9/26

Test 1 Monday 9/26: Covers Chapters 1-4 (sample)
Functional Dissociation

Dissociations.pdf

Ch. 5

10/3

Long-Term Memory: Encoding
Distinctiveness

LOP.pdf
Distinctiveness.pdf

Ch. 6. pp 125-142

10/10

Monday - Fall Break

Long-Term Memory: Forgetting & Retrieval

Forgetting.pdf

Repression.pdf

Ch. 6 pp. 142-151

10/17

Memory Illusions

Reconstruction.pdf

Ch. 11

10/24

Imagery

Imagery.pdf

Ch. 7

10/31

Test 2 Monday 10/31: Covers Chapters 5, 6, 11, 7 (sample)
Discussion of Term Paper Assignment 11/5 (Don't miss this class!)
Cognition and Emotion

Emotion1.pdf

Library Research

11/07

Cognition and Emotion (continued)

Topic Approval due Friday 11/11

Semantic Memory

Emotion2.pdf

 Ch. 14  (opt.)

11/14

Semantic Memory (continued)

SemanticMemory.pdf

Ch. 9

11/21

Papers due Monday 11/21

Language

Thanksgiving Break 11/23-11/26

language.pdf

Ch. 10

11/28

Problem Solving

Problem.pdf

Ch. 12

12/5 9:30 (10:20 class)

12/7 10:00 (9:10 class)

Test 3 Covers Chapters 9, 10, 12 (sample)

 

 

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