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160151 VO Introduction to Cognitive Psychology for Linguists (2019W)


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Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 04.10. 13:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 7 Sensengasse 3a 2.OG
Friday 25.10. 13:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Friday 15.11. 13:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Friday 29.11. 13:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Friday 13.12. 13:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Friday 17.01. 13:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Friday 31.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The main goal of the course is to give an overview of the basic concepts and topics of cognitive psychology. The course will cover topics related to basic, low-level cognitive functions that provide the grounds for human thinking as well as more complex, human-specific capacities. Specifically, lectures will center around topics such as perception, learning, memory, reasoning, decision making, etc. Meanwhile, students will acquire knowledge about the basic methods and experimental paradigms cognitive scientists use to explore such questions.
1. Perception and Attention
2. Learning
3. Memory and knowledge
4. Cognitive control
5. Thinking and decision making
6. Communication and social cognition

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam, a combination of test and short essay questions

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

100 - 90 points 1
80 - 89 points 2
70 - 79 points 3
60 - 69 points - 4
59 or below - 5

Examination topics

Reading list

Eysenck, M. W., & Keane, M. T. (2015). Cognitive Psychology. A Student’s Handbook. 7th Edition. Hove; New York: Psychology Press.
Sperber, D., & Wilson, D. (1987). Précis of relevance: Communication and cognition. Behavioral and brain sciences, 10(04), 697-710.
Goldman,A.I, Margolis, E.,Samuels, R. & Stich, S. (2012).Theory of mind. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science, 404-424

Association in the course directory

Finno-Ugristik: MFi 500

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