Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session


We cover human experimental cognitive psychology, the study of human intelligent processing. Includes high-level vision (e.g., object recognition), attention, immediate and longer-term memory, learning, nature of concepts, imagery, language processing, mental codes, reasoning, and problem-solving. Emphasis on experimental methods and evidence.

IT IS ESSENTIAL TO COME TO LABS AND THE QUIZZES. Note the dates on which the lab reports are due. There will be handouts with an outline at the beginning of most lectures, but they will not provide all the information you need; there will be space on the handout to add your own notes during the lecture.


9.00, Introduction to Psychology.


Reisberg, Daniel. Cognition: Exploring the Science of The Mind. 2nd ed. New York: Norton, 2001. ISBN: 039397622X.


Participation in three in-class labs are required. These labs are designed to train students in analyzing and understanding the cognitive processes involved in memory and vision.


Activities percentages
Participation in 3 In-class Labs, with Lab Reports 24%
Two In-class Quizzes 48%
Final Exam (2 hours) 28%