Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology refers to higher mental processes such as attention, learning, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, and thinking.  Three basic concepts comprise the broad topic of Cognition:  Learning, Thinking, and Remembering.  Our study follows the same pattern--a three-prong approach.  For convenience, and perhaps sanity, we will forego a test on this unit in favor of three smaller, more focused quests.  Here the lesson plans and overview for each of parts to the unit (of course, they are subject to change).

Part 1:  Learning.
The transforming of information so the nervous system can process it; a relatively permanent change in behavioral tendency that results from experience.  It is the input stage.

The powerpoint available online is an abbreviated version of the class presentation.  If you print the online version, be sure to add the information from class (you will want to learn from the examples).  You can view it either in slide or PDF format.  The fill-in-the-blank notes are available as well.

You may access assignments/activities as well.


Part 2:  Thinking.
The maintaining of information over a period of time; the changing and reorganizing of stored information to create new information.  This is the processing stage.

The powerpoint available online is an abbreviated version of the class presentation.  If you print the online version, be sure to add the information from class (you will want to think about the examples).  You can view it either in slide or PDF format.  The fill-in-the-blank notes are available as well.



Part 3:  Remembering.
The process of obtaining, or retrieving, information that has been stored.  It is the output stage.

The powerpoint available online is an abbreviated version of the class presentation.  If you print the online version, be sure to add the information from class (you will want to remember the examples).  You can view it either in slide or PDF format.  The fill-in-the-blank notes are available as well.

You may access assignments/activities as well.