What is Cognitive Psychology?

Cognitive psychology is the study of how people learn, percieve, know and think.  Cognitive Psychologists study a wide range of mental processes including: perception, language, problem solving, memory, decision making and reasoning.

What can I expect to learn in PY 351?

From the catalog:
This course provides a survey of the historical and current theories of cognitive psychology, including related applications. The topic has relevance in all areas of human endeavor, including education, neuroscience, medicine, law, business and research. Special attention is given to topics of neuropsychology, perception, attention, memory, and language, as well as how those processes operate in practical situations (e.g., multitasking and expertise). Prerequisite: PY 101

Learning Outcomes for PY 351

Students completing this course will be able to:
      1. Describe basic neuroanatomy involved in human cognition.
      2. Explain the processes of attention, perception, memory, language, problem solving, and decision making.
      3. Explain the research methods used to study cognition
      4. Examine the major psychological concepts and theories of cognitive psychology
      5. Critically analyze research findings in cognitive psychology 
      6. Apply information about cognitive psychology to a professional area (education, clinical psychology, law, public