FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

PSY 336 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Cognitive Psychology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 336
Spring
3
0
3
7

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to examine the cognitive processes including pattern recognition, attention capacity, short term memory, long term memory and problem solving.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to explain the basic theories of cognitive psychology such as focusing attention on other people and events and collecting information, storing, transmitting, retrieving and problem solving.
  • Will be able to discuss basic psychology concepts and theories within the objective framework presented by cognitive psychology.
  • Will be able to explain how different cognitive methods are used in real life in psychology of decision making and problem solving.
  • Will be able to define different types of memory and memory illusions.
  • Will be able to compare different research methods used in cognitive psychology.
Course Description The course content includes various human cognitive processes and fundamental research methods in cognitive psychology.

 



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 & Radvansky (2014). Cognition. Pearson New International Edition 5th Edition. Chapter 1: Cognitive Psychology: An Introduction. (pp. 18-39)
2 Information processing and brain Aschraft & Radvansky (2014). Cognition. Pearson New International Edition 5th Edition. Chapter 2: The Cognitive Science Approach. (pp. 45-81)
3 Visual processing, object recognition and agnosia Aschraft & Radvansky (2014). Cognition. Pearson New International Edition 5th Edition. Chapter 3: Perception and Pattern Recognition. (pp. 83-128)
4 Attention, attentional processes, and hemineglect Aschraft & Radvansky (2014). Cognition. Pearson New International Edition 5th Edition. Chapter 4: Attention. (pp. 131-165)
5 Midterm I
6 Short-term working memory Aschraft & Radvansky (2014). Cognition. Pearson New International Edition 5th Edition. Chapter 5: Short-Term Working Memory. (pp. 168-205)
7 Episodic long-term memory Aschraft & Radvansky (2014). Cognition. Pearson New International Edition 5th Edition. Chapter 6: Learning and Remembering. (pp. 208-252).
8 Semantic long-term memory Aschraft & Radvansky (2014). Cognition. Pearson New International Edition 5th Edition. Chapter 7: Knowing. (pp. 253-301)
9 False memories, eyewitness memory and flashbulb memory Aschraft & Radvansky (2014). Cognition. Pearson New International Edition 5th Edition. Chapter 8: Using Knowledge in the Real World. (pp. 304-345)
10 Midterm II
11 Language I Aschraft & Radvansky (2014). Cognition. Pearson New International Edition 5th Edition. Chapter 9: Language. (pp. 348-369)
12 Language II Aschraft & Radvansky (2014). Cognition. Pearson New International Edition 5th Edition. Chapter 9: Language. (pp. 370-397)
13 Decisions, judgments and reasoning Aschraft & Radvansky (2014). Cognition. Pearson New International Edition 5th Edition. (Chapter 12: Decisions, Judgments, and Reasoning. (pp. 487-538)
14 Basics of problem solving Aschraft & Radvansky (2014). Cognition. Pearson New International Edition 5th Edition. Chapter 11: Problem Solving. (pp. 444-486)
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Aschraft, M. H., & Radvansky, G. A. (2014). Cognition (5th ed.). Pearson.

ISBN: 1-292-02147-0

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
50
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
3
42
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
2
30
60
Final Exam
1
60
60
    Total
210

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

X
2

To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.

X
3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

X
4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

X
5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

X
7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

9

To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.

10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

11

To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

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

 


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