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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Cognitive Psychology? - Definition & Theories
Course SummaryPsychology 302: Cognitive Psychology has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging psychology topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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|Lesson 1 - Cognitive Psychology - Assignment: Research Presentation|
The course objective is for you to be able to identify, analyze, and demonstrate information about the most prominent issues, methodologies, findings, and theories within the broad and diverse field of cognitive psychology.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows how your overall grade will be calculated.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
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Proctored Final Exam
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- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Summarize and evaluate the major theories and principles of cognitive psychology
• Summarize the techniques (in general) associated with cognitive assessment and treatment.
• Distinguish the scope of practice (e.g., range of professional responsibility) for professionals that specialize in cognitive psychology
• Differentiate the nature of assessment and treatment in cognitive psychology
• Articulate an understanding of the specialties in the field of cognitive psychology
• Describe the role diversity and culture have in the field of cognitive psychology
• Evaluate research in the field of cognitive psychology
There are no prerequisites for this course, but most students prefer to complete Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology before taking this course.
Psychology 302: Cognitive Psychology consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Psychology 302: Cognitive Psychology by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Psychology 302: Cognitive Psychology final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Introduction to Cognitive Psychology||Defines cognitive psychology, discusses ancient Greek philosophy and differentiates between the theories of Heraclitus and Parmenides and rationalism and empiricism. Lists and describes various psychological approaches, and explains the cognitive revolution in psychology.|
|Perception & Sensation||Walks through the stages of perception, theories of perception from James Gibson and John Locke and Gestalt principles and concepts. Defines visual perception, depth perception and color blindness. Explains pattern recognition through feature analysis and configurational systems.|
|How Language Impacts the Brain||Analyzes psycholinguistics, linguistic diversity, language acquisition and transfer, categorical perception and the stages of language development. Describes speech impairment, the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, dyslexia, auditory processing disorder and characteristics of speech sound errors.|
|Problem Solving & Creativity in Psychology||Discusses problem-solving strategies and methods, insight learning, functional fixedness in psychology and Robert Frost's ''The Road Not Taken'' as an example of creative problem solving. Explains the habits of the mind, problem solving with reframing and the relationship between aging and creativity.|
|Decision Making & Reasoning in Psychology||Examines the classical decision-making model, expected utility, heuristic types and bias. Describes group vs. individual decision making, groupthink, inductive vs. deductive reasoning and top-down vs. bottom-up processing.|
|Attentional Processes & Theories||Explains attention as a part of cognitive development, change blindness, attentional blink and the impact divided attention has on multitasking. Defines the Stroop Effect in psychology, selective auditory attention, signal detection theory, selective perception and ADHD.|
|Memory Models & Disorders||Describes the two-store model of memory, basic memory tasks and differences between implicit and explicit memory. Shares memory theories from Atkinson and Shiffron and British psychologist Alan Baddeley. Defines parallel processing, amnestic disorder, dementia and Alzheimer's.|
|How the Brain Stores & Recalls Information||Teaches the basics of metacognition, encoding memory, short-term memory, memory consolidation, reconstructive memory and retroactive interference. Discusses flashbulb memory, Schacter's seven memory distortions and how to improve the retrieval of memories.|
|Knowledge Processes & Models||Explores cognitive maps, mental imagery and positioning approaches. Outlines theories and concepts presented by Kenneth Dodge, Jerome Bruner and Ronald Finke.|
|Mental Organization of Knowledge||Covers social constructivism, theories of cognitive categorization and classification, psychological essentialism and the semantic memory network model. Analyzes association analogies, knowledge organization, declarative vs. procedural knowledge and the priming effect.|
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|Completed the entire Psychology 302: Cognitive Psychology course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
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