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|Title:||PYSC 326-01, Learning and Memory, Fall 2005|
|Series/Report no.:||Syllabi CRN|
|Abstract:||This course will begin with an examination of behavioral theories of learning. Then, after a brief discussion of attention and perception, we will consider the role of mental representation in learning focusing on the formation and retrieval of memories. Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Goals Gaining factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends). Learning to apply course material to improve thinking, problem-solving, and decisions. Learning to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view. Objectives: By the end of the semester, the student will be able to • Explain the basic perceptual processes for visual and auditory stimuli. • List the major theories of working and long-term memory and provide short descriptions of those theories. • Demonstrate the ways in which we construct memories. • Relate the classic research on learning & memory to the respective theories that generated it. • Define metacognition, semantic memory, and parallel distributed processing. • List the components of operant conditioning and explain their workings. • Apply behavioral strategies to an actual learning environment.|
|Description:||This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.|
|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Department. Syllabi|
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