Susan L. Joslyn
Examination of current topics in human memory from the perspective of cognitive psychology. Offered: Sp.
This course will cover topics in human memory focusing primarily on long term memory. The course will begin with an overview of the study of human memory from a cognitive perspective. Then students will select topics to be studied at greater depth. Such topics may include the distinction between implicit and explicit memory, prospective memory, autobiographical memory, the impact of emotion on memory, mechanisms for forgetting, source monitoring, factors which enhance memory performance such as interactive note taking and repeated testing and the impact of aging on memory. Readings will come partly from a text book to provide general background information (Human Memory, Neath & Suprenant). Students will also read journal articles to gain a better understanding of recent advancements in selected topics.
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