Course Code: PSYC303 Course ID: 3580 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course examines basic learning processes within the context of classical, instrumental, and operant learning situations. Course content focuses on classical conditioning, instrumental learning, principles of reinforcement, punishment and avoidance conditioning, stimulus generalization and discrimination, retention and forgetting, nature and functioning of memory, and learning and performance of motor skills.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
While completing this course, students will be able to:
CO1: Examine the historical development of cognitive psychology, outlining the philosophical and psychological schools of thought contributing to the field’s foundation.
C02: Investigate the methods of research applied to the study of cognitive psychology.
CO3: Examined cognitive psychology as a discipline of study and identify the significance of cognitive psychology.
CO4: Delineate the various types of learning, expressing the degree to which learning has occurred based upon measures traditionally applied.
CO5: Identify the structures and functions of the brain, examining the role of cognitive processes in controlling the systems and functions throughout the body through an understanding of the field of cognitive neuroscience.
CO6: Examine the major processes of consideration under cognitive psychology, identifying the related functions, theoretical explanations, and research models associated with each process.
- FORUMS: Discussion forums scheduled during Weeks 1, 2, 4, and 6 of the course. Instructions are located on the classroom Forums link on the classroom left-screen menu.
- ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS: Assignments and projects are due during weeks 3, 5, and 7 of the course. Instructions are in the Assignments link on the classroom left-screen menu.
- EXAMS: A comprehensive Final Essay Exam is due in Week 8 of the course and is accessible via the Assignments link on the classroom left-screen menu.
|Forum 1||8.00 %|
|Forum 2||8.00 %|
|Forum 4||8.00 %|
|Forum 6||8.00 %|
|Week 3 Around the Web Paper||15.00 %|
|Week 5 Paper: Brain Structures and Functions||15.00 %|
|Course Project||20.00 %|
|Week 7 PowerPoint Creative Project||20.00 %|
|Week 8 Final Essay Exam||18.00 %|
Freedheim, D. K., & Weiner, I. B. (2003). Handbook of psychology, Volume 1: History of Psychology. New York: Wiley. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=79033
OER Commons: Learning. https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/unit/8477
OER Commons: Thinking and Intelligence: https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/unit/8478
OER Commons: Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/cognitive-psychology-2/view#
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.