Susan L. Joslyn
Research and theory in key areas of memory. Issues covered include information processing theory, the link between memory processes and their biological underpinnings, autobiographical memory, implicit memory, and the effect of emotion on memory. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 209; recommended: PSYCH 355.
In this course you will learn about the strengths and weakness of the human memory system, how to improve your memory and when to trust your memories. You will also learn about the science behind these ideas. The course will emphasize the relationship between empirical work and theory.
There will be a lot of reading and writing (all exams are essay format) so you will also learn how to express yourself clearly in writing and how to construct a scientific argument based on empirical evidence. It is a lot of work--but also a lot of fun.
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