This course will NOT provide live sessions. Students will learn in distance learning mode through written course materials in conjunction with the Required Textbook*.
Course materials include: 'Course Guide', 'Course Notes', “Video Clips**”, 'Course Assignments' and 'Study Schedule'. Video clips that are supplemented to the course. They will only cover the main points of the course but not the whole content.
* Students are required to purchase the textbook on their own. For details, please refer to the column 'Required Textbook' below.
** Students in Postal Mode will receive printed course materials ONLY. NO video clips will be provided to students in Postal Mode
Cognitive psychology is, in a broad sense, the study of thinking. It explores how people allocate their mental resources; how they perceive the world around them; how they remember past experiences, how they describe the world with language; and how they reason through problems. Research in cognitive psychology is an exciting field, and the studies can reveal amazing insights into the workings of the human mind.
This course examines the areas of attention, perception, memory, language and problem solving, which are the major areas of research in cognitive psychology.
Section 1 Attention Selective Attention Divided Attention Automatic Processing Section 2 Perception Gestalt Principles Visual Perception Theory Perception Constancy Section 3 Memory Stages of Memory Multi-store Model of Memory Working Memory Levels of Processing Forgetting Mnemonic Devices Section 4 Languages and Cognition Language Acquisition Language Production Language Comprehension Language, Culture and Thought Problem Solving Decision Making