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Cognitive Psychology I

Psychologie cognitive I

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP)

Teacher(s): Christine Mohr
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2010 -> 2017

No timetable defined.


Spring semester
2 hours per week
28 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 3.00


Cognitive psychology uses empirical methods to study the mechanisms that underlie human and animal information processing. Research in cognitive psychology is concerned with how we perceive and interact with our environment, how attention is guided and how we store information in memory. Research in cognitive psychology is based exclusively on experimental paradigms tested in laboratory set-ups. In this class, we will discuss in detail the classical experiments, which clearly had an impact on how we interpret and study mental processes nowadays. The following core topics will be addressed: perception, attention, mental imagery, memory and learning, motor behavior, spatial navigation, emotions, decision taking, consciousness. Students will also become familiarized with the most important theories in cognitive psychology. Particular emphasis will be given to the relation between cognitive psychology and other domains such as the neurosciences or research on man-machine interactions. Various topics presented in this class will also raise philosophical implications as they are relevant to the understanding of cognitive processes.

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