This course will present an overview of cognitive psychology and its findings, theories, and approach. Cognitive psychology deals with how we acquire and use knowledge so the course will cover topics such as perception, attention, memory, language, reasoning, and problem solving.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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Topics and Objectives
Attention and Perception
- Describe the areas studied in the field of cognitive psychology.
- Identify concepts related to the process of attention.
- Determine the role of perception in cognition.
- Analyze the relationship between perception and object recognition.
- Examine the processes of memory formation, retrieval, and reconstruction.
- Identify the types of memories.
- Analyze theories and processes of forgetting.
- Identify biological structures that contribute to the process of memory.
- Explain the process of language development.
- Determine the processes of language production and comprehension.
- Analyze the role of language production and comprehension in cognition.
Reasoning and Problem Solving
- Determine appropriate decision making and problem solving strategies for specific situations.
- Analyze the role of reasoning processes in cognition.
Cognition in Daily Life
- Apply principles of cognitive psychology to daily life.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
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