Everyday Cognition

PSY 668S

Selected cognitive processes (e.g., encoding, retrieval, representation, information load) and how they work in everyday settings. Cognition in classrooms, courtrooms, hospitals, grocery stores, jobs, athletics, and dance. Special focus on medical cognition, courtroom cognition, and memory for movement. For each setting, successful vs. mediocre performance, task analysis, errors, experiments, applications. Presentations by the instructor, students, and specialists from the everyday world (e.g., pharmacists, judges, choreographers). Instructor consent required. One course / 3 units.

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