Cognitive Psychology

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Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode PSMIN12
Vaknaam Cognitive Psychology
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Cognitive Psychology
Leerdoelen After successful completion of this course:
- you will have a solid understanding of the central topics, theories, and models of human cognitive functions (such as perception, language, memory, learning and decision making),
- you will have knowledge of a broad range of modern methods and techniques used in cognitive psychology; and will know about the strengths and weaknesses of the discussed methods,
- you will be able to apply the gained knowledge in the analysis and description of human cognitive behavior.
Omschrijving Cognitive Psychology focusses on those mental functions that are the foundations of human behavior: perception, attention, problem solving, reasoning, language, learning and memory, motivation, emotion, decision making, etc. The goal of cognitive psychology is to gain insight in and therefore understand how these functions shape behavior, and answer questions like: "Why do we think or reason like we do? What is knowledge? Is perception just objective observation of the world around us? Why do we make errors, and how can we prevent ourselves from making errors? How to optimize the learning of new knowledge? Are we indeed so bad at multitasking?". Recent years have seen a development towards explaining or understanding human cognitive performance in terms of how mental functions are implemented in the brain, and how these different functions interact to support complex human behavior, topics which will also be discussed.

In this course we'll explore "the science of the human mind", and discuss how we, using well-controlled experiments, can increase our knowledge about mental functions (and their disorders), and how these insights can be used in applied settings.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen (essay) DIGITAL
Vaksoort bachelor
Co├Ârdinator prof. dr. D.H. van Rijn
Docent(en) prof. dr. D.H. van Rijn
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Cognition: Exploring the Science of Mind (2019, Edition 7). New York, London: W.W. Norton & Company. Reisberg, D 978-0393665093 ca. €  50,00
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen During your second year you have to follow this course or Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology (PSBE2-24). During the third year, the other course can be followed.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Minor: Psychology of Cognition, Development, and Performance 3 semester I a verplicht