Cognitive Psychology: By Stephen R. Schmidt, MTSU


Spring 2018 Syllabus and Lecture Notes

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Week

Topic

pdf notes

Readings

1/15 - 1/19 Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr's Day (no class)
Introduction to Course
Metaphors of the Mind

Introduction.pdf
Foundations.pdf
Ch. 1
1/22 - 1/26

A Process Model of Cognition

Pattern Recognition 

ProcessModel.pdf
Pattern Recognition.pdf
Ch. 2 
1/29 - 2/2

Sensory Storage

Attention & Resource Allocation

Sensory Storage.pdf
Attention.pdf
Ch. 3
2/5 - 2/9

Short-Term Memory

STS.pdf Ch. 4
2/12 - 2/16

Finish STS

Test 1 Wednesday, 2/14: Covers Chapters 1-4 (sample)
Functional Dissociation

Dissociations.pdf Ch. 5
2/19 - 2/23

Long-Term Memory: Encoding
Distinctiveness

LOP.pdf
Distinctiveness.pdf
Ch. 6. pp 125-142
2/26 - 3/2

Long-Term Memory: Forgetting & Retrieval

Forgetting.pdf
Repression.pdf
Ch. 6 pp. 142-151
3/5 - 3/9

Spring Break


Great Expectations

3/12 - 3/16

Memory Illusions

Reconstruction.pdf Ch. 11
3/19 - 3/23

Imagery

Imagery.pdf

Ch. 7

3/26 - 3/30

Test 2 Monday 3/26: Covers Chapters 5, 6, 11, 7 (sample)
Term Paper Assignment 3/27 (Don't miss this class!)
Cognition and Emotion

Emotion1.pdf Library Research
4/2 - 4/6

Cognition and Emotion (continued)

Topic Approval due Friday 4/6

Emotion2.pdf
 Ch. 14 (optional)
4/9 - 4/13

Semantic Memory

SemanticMemory.pdf Ch. 9
4/16 - 4/20

Papers due Monday 4/16

Language

language.pdf

Ch. 10
4/23 - 4/25

Problem Solving

Problem.pdf Ch. 12

Exam Schedule

Mon 4/30  9:30 (10:20 class)
Wed 5/2 10:00 (9:10 class)

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


 

Last Modified 12/27/2017

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