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PSY 280

Cognitive Psychology

This course will examine the psychological structures and processes involved in the acquisition, retention and use of knowledge. Both historical and current research will be reviewed to provide students with an appreciation for how science provides a basis for our continued refinement of understanding mental processes. Topics covered include pattern recognition, attention, memory, language, problem solving and decision-making. Applications of the research to everyday experience will be emphasized. Prerequisite: PSY 100. Not open to students with credit in PSY 281.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
PSY 100 1 course

Fall Semester information

Michael Roberts

280A: Cognitive Psychology