Cognitive Psychology: By Stephen R. Schmidt, MTSU


Spring 2016 Syllabus and Lecture Notes

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Week

Topic

pdf notes

Readings

1/18 - 1/22 Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr's Day (no class)
SNOW DAYS
Introduction.pdf

Ch. 1
1/25 - 1/29
Metaphors of the Mind
A Process Model of Cognition
Foundations.pdf
ProcessModel.pdf
Ch. 1
2/1 - 2/5

Pattern Recognition 

Sensory Storage

Pattern Recognition.pdf
Sensory Storage.pdf
Ch. 2
2/8 - 2/12

Attention & Resource Allocation & MORE SNOW!

Attention.pdf Ch. 3
2/15 - 2/19

Short-Term Memory

Test 1 Friday, 2/19: Covers Chapters 1-4 (sample)

STS.pdf
Ch. 4
2/22 - 2/26

Functional Dissociation

Long-Term Memory: Encoding

Dissociations.pdf
LOP.pdf
Ch. 5
2/29 - 3/4

Distinctiveness

Long-Term Memory: Forgetting & Retrieval

Distinctiveness.pdf
Forgetting.pdf
Ch. 6
3/7 - 3/12

Spring Break


Great Expectations

3/14 - 3/18

Memory Illusions

Reconstruction.pdf
(corrected)
Ch. 11
3/21 - 3/25

Imagery

Imagery.pdf

Ch. 7

3/28 - 4/1

Test 2 Monday 3/28: Covers Chapters 5, 6, 11, 7 (sample)
Term Paper Assignment 3/30 (Don't miss this class!)
Cognition and Emotion

Emotion1.pdf Library Research
4/4 - 4/8

Cognition and Emotion (continued)

Topic Approval due Friday 4/8

Emotion2.pdf
(corrected)
 Ch. 14 (optional)
4/11 - 4/15

Semantic Memory

SemanticMemory.pdf Ch. 9
4/18 - 4/22

Papers due Monday 4/18

Language

language.pdf

Ch. 10
4/25 - 4/27

Problem Solving

Problem.pdf Ch. 12

Exam Schedule

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

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


 

Last Modified 3/14/2016

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