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Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and NPTEL via Swayam

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Found in Psychology

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Overview

One of the most puzzling fact for humans over the centuries has been the understanding of human behavior. Understanding and predicting human behavior will helps humans in exerting more control over situations. The bases of human behavior are the cognitive processes underlying them. The present course is an attempt to discuss and understand the basic cognitive processes that guide human behavior. The knowledge from the course will be useful in tackling everyday problems and attaining optimal solutions. Additionally, we can use knowledge about human cognitive systems in designing sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems that learn from mistakes and make our lives a lot easier to live.

Syllabus

Topic: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
Week 1: History and study of human cognition
Week 2: Theories and Research in human cognition

Topic: Basic Cognitive Processes
Week 3: Object Perception and Recognition
Week 4: Attentional Processes and cognition
Week 5: Encoding and retrieving memory traces

Topic: Organizational Knowledge
Week 6: Memory of general knowledge
Week 7: Concept Formation
Week 8: Visual and Spatial Memory

Topic: The Use of Knowledge
Week 9: Human language skills
Week 10: Thought process and Problem Solving
Week 11: Reasoning
Week 12: Decision Making

Taught by

Naveen Kashyap

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