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Psych 210 Week 1

by: Anjali Grutzius

Psych 210 Week 1 PSY 210

Anjali Grutzius
Western Washington University
GPA 3.2

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These are the notes from the first day of class. Explaination of the syllabus and the intro into cognitive psychology.
Cristina Sampiago
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Cognitive Psychology, Science, neuroscience
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Anjali Grutzius on Saturday September 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 210 at Western Washington University taught by Cristina Sampiago in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 80 views. For similar materials see Cognition in Psychology at Western Washington University.

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Date Created: 09/24/16
Psych 210 Cognition 9/22/2016 12 online quizzes, 3 exams, 1 cumulative final Video Report: Group of 5 to final a video showing psychology concept, 1 paragraph report. Must show up on 11/1 and 11/8 for video assignment. Research participation required- 1 hour Cognition Psychology (CP) How do we experience the world? -perceive, identify, and select sensory input? How do we hold on to experience? -store, retrieve, and organize memories? How do we use experience? -talk, make decisions, and solve problems? How Do People Think? What drives the field is research. -results of experiments -explanations, theories. Takes a scientific approach -why experiments were done -what questions were answered -what directions they suggest for future research CP: Interesting -fun phenomena -addresses questions that we ask in everyday life CP: Difficult -mental events are hidden -assumptions on how the mind works and doesn’t work. How do we address the difficulties? EXPERIMENTS! We manipulate a factor and measure it’s influence on another factor, while keeping everything else constant. We also see if our result replicate, that is if we observe the same thing in most people and each time we do the experiments. Scientific Process -Begin with observation -Ask a specific question (hypothesis) -Try to find a simple way to test the hypothesis -Look at the results -Refine your hypothesis -Test again -Repeat Large amounts of data=Theory= explanations for data. Results say what happens, theories say how and why. Theories organize the data and make predictions.


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