Cognitive Psychology

PSYCH XL 120A

This course presents how people acquire, represent, and use verbal and nonverbal information.

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What you can learn.

  • Evaluate how humans think, act, decide, and perceive everyday
  • Identify when metacognition is accurate and when it is biased
  • Compare and contrast different research designs in cognitive psychology

About this course:

This course presents a survey of cognitive psychology--how people acquire, represent, transform, and use verbal and nonverbal information. Topics include perception, attention, imagery, memory, representation of knowledge, language, action, decision making, and thinking. Transferable for UC credit. 
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Cognitive Psychology.

XL 10 Introductory Psychology, XL 100A Psychological Statistics, junior standing, or consent of instructor.

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