Cognitive Psychology: By Stephen R. Schmidt, MTSU


Spring 2019 Syllabus and Lecture Notes




Week

Topic

pdf notes

Readings

1/14 - 1/20

Introduction to Course

Metaphors of the Mind   

First_Day.pdf

Foundations.pdf

Ch. 1

1/21 - 1/27

Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr's Day (no class)
A Process Model of Cognition
Pattern Recognition 
ProcessModel.pdf
Pattern Recognition.pdf
Ch. 2 
1/28 - 2/3

Sensory Storage

Attention & Resource Allocation

Sensory Storage.pdf

Attention.pdf

Ch. 3 

2/4 - 2/10

Short-Term Memory

STS.pdf

Ch. 4

2/11 - 2/17

Finish STS

Test 1 Wednesday 2/13: Covers Chapters 1-4 (sample)
Functional Dissociation

Dissociations.pdf

Ch. 5

2/18 - 2/24

Long-Term Memory: Encoding
Distinctiveness

LOP.pdf
Distinctiveness.pdf

Ch. 6. pp 125-142

2/25 - 3/3

Long-Term Memory: Forgetting & Retrieval

Forgetting.pdf

Repression.pdf

Ch. 6 pp. 142-151

3/4 - 3/10

Spring Break


Great Expectations

3/11 - 3/17

Memory Illusions

Reconstruction.pdf

Ch. 11

3/18 - 3/24

Imagery

Imagery.pdf

Ch. 7

3/25 - 3/31

Test 2 Monday 3/25: Covers Chapters 5, 6, 11, 7 (sample)
Discussion of Term Paper Assignment 3/27 (Don't miss this class!)
Cognition and Emotion

Emotion1.pdf

Library Research

4/1 - 4/7

Cognition and Emotion (continued)

Topic Approval due Friday 4/5

Emotion2.pdf

 Ch. 14  (opt.)

4/8 - 4/14

Semantic Memory

SemanticMemory.pdf

Ch. 9

4/15 - 4/21

Papers due Monday 4/15

Language

language.pdf

Ch. 10

4/22 - 4/24

Problem Solving

Problem.pdf

Ch. 12

Exam Schedule
Mon 4/29,  9:30 (10:20 class)
Wed 5/1, 10:00 (9:10 class)

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

 

 

Last Modified 12/20/2018

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