Class Schedule, S 2008:
MW 4:00-5:50 PM
  Office Hours:  Mondays: 3:00-4:00 pm
Tuesdays: 3:00-4:00 pm in
Tuesdays: 4:00-5:00 pm in
Wednesdays: 2:00-4:00 pm


Course Description

Cognitive Processes is designed for advanced students in psychology who would like to understand in-depth aspects of perception, attention, memory, language, reasoning, and problem solving. Students in related fields such as Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence may also benefit from topics examined in the course. This course should help prepare students for more advanced study and application in the field of psychology and related fields.

Class meetings will contain both lecture and discussion formats. Lectures will be comprised of both formal presentations and videotapes. Discussions will be built into class meeting periods. Occasionally, these discussions will be based upon in-class writing assignments.


Focus Free Writing

As many of you are aware, Cal Poly Pomona is encouraging all disciplines to include writing components in their courses. Such writing practices are designed  to help students hone their writing skills while at the same time gaining a deeper understanding of subject material. One such form of writing is called "focused  free (or speculative) writing." This form of writing is like a "stream of consciousness" writing, where you write down whatever comes to your mind with respect  to a target subject given to you. You may be asked to do three kinds of focused free writing:

  • writing purely for yourself, not letting anyone else see it in order to solidify your thoughts and feelings about the topic;
  • writing to put your thoughts down, then sharing them with class or a small group within the class;
  • writing to put your thoughts down, then handing them in to me so that I can get a sense of what the class thinks and feels.

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