PSYCH 742 - Complex Cognition
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will review fundamental literature (books, chapters, and journal articles) concerned with a range of complex mental systems, structures, and processes that enable people to be intelligent and act (sort of) rationally. Coverage will be devoted to fundamental aspects of human learning, memory, language, reasoning, judgment, decision-making, problem solving, and creativity broadly construed. These topics will be studied from the perspectives of Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science (viz. Linguistics and Philosophy), Computer Science, and Psychological Neuroscience. Both basic-science approaches and practical real-world applications will be considered.

Course Requirements:

Students will do extensive reading, participate actively in class discussion, take in-class quizzes, write brief essays on occasional topics, and complete a final take-home exam. Final grades will be based on students' performance on each of these aspects of the course.

Intended Audience:

Graduate students in the Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Program are required to take the course; graduate students from other areas of Psychology and units of the Rackham Graduate School are invited to consider doing so as well.

PSYCH 742 - Complex Cognition
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
M 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Note: Psych 742 meets in the Pillsbury Room, East Hall.
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