Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707003262000COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGYElective366
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course provides a general introduction to human cognition. Main topics in Cognitive Psychology such as perception, attention, memory, learning and problem solving are discussed throughout the course. After the course, students are expected to gain basic understanding of the theoretical issues and research methods of cognitive psychology.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Sonia AMADO
Learning Outcomes
1Understand how the scientific method works within the context of cognitive psychology
2Understand well established cognitive theories about attention, memory, comprehension, problem-solving, reasoning and decision-making
3Discuss current empirical research relevant to theories of cognition
4Appreciate the logic of research design and the interpretation of findings as they relate to relevant theories of cognition
5Discuss how research and theory in cognitive psychology have been applied to real-world problems
6Plan, design, conduct and report an experimental study concerning one of cognitive psychology areas.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
What is cognitive psychology, the cognitive science approach, perception, attention, memory, knowledge and decision making.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Introduction
1 Introduction to Cognitive PsychologyChapter 1
2PerceptionChapter 3
3PerceptionChapter 3 & Experiment 1 - Stroop
4AttentionChapter 4 & Experiment 2: Attentional blink
5Attention (cont) & MemoryChapters 4 and 5 & Experiment 3: Change Blidness
6Long-term memoryChapter 6 & Experiment 4: Modality effect & Experiment 5: Brown-Peterson
7Encoding and RetrievalChapter 7 & Experiment 6: Serial position effect & Experiment 7: Memory
8Midterm exam
9Everyday Memory and Memory ErrorsChapter 8 & Experiment 8: False memories
10Everyday Memory and Memory ErrorsChapter 8
11KnowledgeChapter 9
12Visual ImageryChapter 10 & Experiment 9: Mental rotation
13Decisions, Judgments and ReasoningChapter 13 & Experiment 10
14Decisions, Judgments and ReasoningChapter 13
Recommended or Required Reading
Goldstein (2013). Bilişsel Psikoloji. Kaknüs Yayınları. Amado & İyilikçi. Sanal Bilişsel Psikoloji Laboratuarı: Bir Eğitim Materyali Geliştirme Çalışması.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures16464
Report Preparation11616
Project Preparation12020
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading15345
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
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