PSY 405 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Cognitive Psychology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 405
Spring
3
0
3
7

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course is aimed to introduce human cognitive processes, attention span, short term and long term memory. This course consists of both theoretical and practical applications.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Defining the underlying foundations of cognitive psychology such as how we attend to and acquire information about other people and events, how we store, retrieve, transform, and how we solve problems.
  • Communicate an understanding of the major psychological concepts and theories of cognitive psychology in an objective manner.
  • Be familiar with the research methods used to study major facets of cognitive psychology.
Course Content To introduce basic human cognitve processes and fundemantal research methods.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course: Memory, cognition and a history of cognitive psychology Aschraft “Cognition”: Pearson PrenticeHall Inc: 2008.
2 Information processing and brain Aschraft “Cognition”: Bilgi işlemleme ve beyin. Pearson PrenticeHall Inc: 2008.
3 Visual processing, object recognition and agnosia Aschraft “Cognition”: Görsel işlemleme, nesne tanıma ve agnozi. Pearson PrenticeHall Inc: 2008.
4 Attention, attentional processes, and hemineglect Aschraft “Cognition”: Attention, attentional processes, and hemineglect. Pearson PrenticeHall Inc: 2008.
5 First Midterm
6 Shortterm working memory Aschraft “Cognition”: Shortterm working memory. Pearson PrenticeHall Inc: 2008.
7 Episodic longterm memory Aschraft “Cognition”: Episodic longterm memory. Pearson PrenticeHall Inc: 2008.
8 Semantic longterm memory Aschraft “Cognition”: Semantic longterm memory. Pearson PrenticeHall Inc: 2008.
9 False memories, eyewitness memory and flashbulb memory Aschraft “Cognition”: False memories, eyewitness memory and flashbulb memory. Pearson PrenticeHall Inc: 2008.
10 Second Midterm
11 Language I Aschraft “Cognition”: LanguageI.Pearson PrenticeHall Inc: 2008.
12 Language II Aschraft “Cognition”: LanguageII. Pearson PrenticeHall Inc: 2008.
13 Decisions, judgments and reasoning Aschraft “Cognition”: Decisions, judgments and reasoning. Pearson PrenticeHall Inc: 2008.
14 Basics of problem solving Aschraft “Cognition”: Basics of problem solving. Pearson PrenticeHall Inc: 2008.
15 Final
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks Aforementioned book chapters and power point slides
References Additional reading articles

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
50
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
3
70
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
20
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest