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Susan L. Joslyn
PSYCH 568
Seattle Campus

Cognitive Approaches to Human Memory

Examination of current topics in human memory from the perspective of cognitive psychology. Offered: Sp.

Class description

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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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Susan L. Joslyn
Date: 05/16/2012