PSY 3460: Cognitive Psychology


This course covers how the mind and brain operate from a psychological and physiological perspective, including cognitive development across the life span, the human memory, and the cognitive processes.


  1. Discuss the emergence of modern cognitive psychology.
  2. Describe the visual system, the major theories of visual object recognition, and basic theories of speech perception.
  3. Analyze the different processes and types of attention.
  4. Discuss the working memory approach and the research on long-term memory.
  5. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of working and long-term memory.
  6. Explain the research on memory strategies and metacognition.
  7. Summarize the major findings on imagery and concept maps.
  8. Discuss the research on general knowledge.
  9. Summarize the research on language acquisition and comprehension.
  10. Explain the problem-solving process.
  11. Analyze the strengths and limitations of human deductive reasoning and decision-making processes.
  12. Examine key milestones in human cognitive development throughout life.


  1. PSY 1010


Cognition (Rev: 8th ed.)

Publisher: Wiley (2013)
Author: Matlin, M. W.
ISBN: 978-1-118-14896-9
Price: $177.32

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