Seminar in Cognitive Psychology: Educational Applications

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Course No: PSYC.4781-061; SIS Class Nbr: 1914; SIS Term: 2840
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

An advanced seminar to consider special topics in cognitive psychology with focus on critique of the theoretical and empirical literature, identification of future research pathways, and the potential for application with consideration of ethics and social responsibility. This seminar is designed to give you an in-depth look into the impact of cognitive psychology on education. We will look at basic processes, including those of attention, memory, and motivation, starting first from basic theoretical principles. We will then read papers that have taken these theoretical principles as a starting point and applied them to real-life issues in education, such as exam performance and students' self-evaluations of their own performance. This is a writing-intensive course.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: PSYC.1010 Intro to Psychological Science, and PSYC.2690 Research I: Methods, and PSYC.2780 Cognitive Psychology
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  • Core Codes: SRE, WOC, SS
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Yana Weinstein
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Summer 2019: May 20 to Jul 28
  • Chat Hours: Wed 9-10pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

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