PSYCH 240 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
>100
Enforced Prerequisites:
PSYCH 111 or 112 or 114 or 115 or 116; and STATS 350.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Why is it hard to pay attention in class when the person next to you is reading Facebook? Why do people ever buy things on infomercials? Cognitive psychology is a branch of psychology that aims to answer questions like these about how people think and reason.

The topics covered in Introduction to Cognitive Psychology include various aspects of the psychology of human perception, attention, memory, and thinking (including problem solving and reasoning). The material will include data and theory about the relationship between cognition and brain function. The course will emphasize not only the content material represented by these topics, but also the process by which researchers develop theories and collect evidence about relevant issues.

Performance will be evaluated via objective examinations that will stress knowledge of the material and understanding of the relationship between theory and data. Readings will be drawn from a text and several primary sources. The course will include lecture, demonstrations, in-class experiments, and practice on problem-solving exercises.

CLASS COSTS: A new textbook with a Coglab code costs $134. However, I recommend that students use the online textbook, rent a book, or buy a used copy. In that case, the cost is a bit under $100 for everything.

PSYCH 240 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
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101 (LEC)
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MTuWTh 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Please direct all questions to psych.saa@umich.edu; do not contact the instructor. If you have not met the Stats 250 (350) requirement, go to http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/undergrad/registration/.
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ISBN: 0495095575
Cognitive psychology : connecting mind, research and everyday experience, Author: E. Bruce Goldstein., Publisher: Thomson/Wadsworth 2nd ed. 2007
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Coglab 2.0 code available at cengagebrain.com. ISBN#: 978-0-495-10778-1
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