Cognitive Psychology

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Psychology

Course Number: 
233
Institution: 
Amherst College

This course will examine how the mind extracts information from the environment, stores it for later use, and then retrieves it when it becomes useful. Initially, we will discuss how our eyes, ears, and brain turn light and sound into colors, objects, speech, and music. Next, we will look at how memory is organized and how it is used to accomplish a variety of tasks. Several memory models will be proposed and evaluated: Is our brain a large filing cabinet? a sophisticated computer? We will then apply these principles to understand issues like intelligence, thinking, and problem-solving. Throughout the course, we will discuss how damage to various parts of the brain affects our ability to learn and remember.

Requisite: PSYC 100 or 212 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 40 students. Spring semester. Professor Schulkind.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
PSYC-233-01-1213S

Course Sections

Cognitive Psychology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Matthew Schulkind

mdschulkind@amherst.edu

TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM

MERR 3