PSY 522:  Advanced Cognitive Processes


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  A Great Semester!

Thanks for a great semester!  I hope that you enjoyed class and learned a little something along the way.


Erika pointed out that the number of points listed on the syllabus was incorrect.  The grading scale was based on 550 points when in fact there are 640 points in the class.  I have keep the same percentage cutoffs -- 93 to 100% an A, 90 to 92% an A-, and 87 to 89% a B+.  Who wants their teacher evaluations back?

Office Hour Changes

On Wednesday, April 27, my office hours will be from 10 to 10:45 AM and from 2:45 to 3:30 PM.  On Monday, May 2, my office hours will be from 10:30 to 11:45 AM and from 1:30 to 1:55 PM.  On Wednesday, April 27 and Monday, May 2, I will not have office hours from noon to 1 PM.  If the change in office hours is not convenient for you, please schedule an appointment with me as soon as possible.

Exam 3

Exam 3 is Monday, 4/11

Presentation Schedule

Date Presenters Topic
4/13 Taylor Anderson Perception of degraded symbols
Debbie Bakowski Vision
4/18 Andy Schieltz Attention
Mike Petkosek Workload
4/20 Jessica Parks Language
Carrie Pappas Categorization
4/25 Jessie Walker Expertise
Stephen Karth Easter Bunny / Expertise / Tetris
4/27 Erika Eavers Judgment / Decision making
Dave Middendorf Decision making

Monday's Lecture Notes & Memory in Applied or Theoretical Settings

Please print your own copy of Monday's lecture notes -- I will not provide them in class.  Please bring an example of how memory can be applied in a theoretical or practical setting.


You can now check your grades (including class participation points) by clicking the link to the left.

Monday's Lecture Notes & Reading

Please print your own copy of Monday's lecture notes -- I will not provide them in class.  You are only responsible for sections I, II, and III of Monday's reading.

Learning in Applied or Theoretical Settings

For Wednesday, 1/19, think about how the information about learning can be applied to an applied or theoretical setting.  Be prepared to briefly (one or two minutes) describe your thoughts on the topic.

First Reaction Paper Is Due on 1/12

The first reaction paper is due at the start of class on Wednesday 1/12.  The paper is available from the Readings link to the left.  Please see the syllabus for information about the content of the reaction paper.


I hope that you find this class as interesting as I find cognitive science. Cognitive psychology and cognitive science is fascinating because they cover such a broad range of topics -- perception, memory, attention, problem solving, creativity, to name a few -- and they offer both theoretical insights into the workings of the human mind and practical implications for both clinical psychologists and human factor psychologists.

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