BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PSYC-221 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology - 3.00 Credits

PSYC-221 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is an overview of cognition. The course will explore the injured brain including some causes of brain injury (e.g., stroke, trauma) and methods for assessing it (e.g., behavior, neuroimaging). The course takes a detailed look at a range of possible neurological impairments, including movement, perception, attention, memory, language, emotion, and executive functions.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Course offered:
  • Summer 2018 (May - August)
  • Prerequisites : PSYC 121, or permission of the instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving and decision making;
  • explain how we pay attention, and have difficulty attending to several things at the same time;
  • explain why memory is often unreliable, and why memory declines with age;
  • demonstrate an understanding of decision making processes and problem solving activities; and
  • explain why some people with injuries are no longer able to perceive, attend, communicate, plan, decide, and remember in a normal way.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Goldstein, E. B. Cognitive psychology: Connecting mind, research and everyday experience Current edition, Toronto, ON, Thomson Wadsworth Publishing
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved March 26, 2014.
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    PSYC-221-V1
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM05 Jul 201823 Aug 2018
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM  
     
    PSYC-221-X01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM05 Jul 201823 Aug 2018
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM