Psych 352 - Class 1
collected: index cards with student information
Introductions and Review of Syllabus
A brief introduction to the topic of our class:
The collection of mental processes and activities used in perceiving
and recognizing objects, learning and remembering concepts and ideas, comprehending
and using language, thinking, understanding, reasoning, problem solving
and decision making, and the act of using these processes.
The empirical, scientific approach to studying human memory and thought.
What drives the field in short, is research -- the results of experiments
are used to develop and test theories and models of our thought processes.
We will be dealing with many kinds of experiments, seeing how they were
done, explaining why they were done, discussing what kinds of questions
they answer, and what kinds of questions are still unanswered.
Read Chapter 1 for Thursday
Matchmaker, Friday Jan 12th 3:30-5:30 Room 140 BSB