PSYE314 Памет и обучение


This course is presenting various alternative paradigms and theories of human memory and involves students in active learning practices, including critical reading, discussion, experimental design, and group project work.

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Психология (на английски език)


проф. Енчо Герганов  д-р
доц. Пенка Христова  д-р
гл. ас. Иван Ванков  д-р

Описание на курса:


Students who complete this course:

1) will know:

• Knowledge of alternative paradigms and theories of human memory;

• Basic concepts of the organization and processes in human memory;

• Basic knowledge about the brain mechanisms and development of memory.

2) will be able to:

• Critically read, understand and question the literature on memory;

• Design experiments to test theories of memory;

• Apply the knowledge about memory in various domains, such as educational practices, court rooms, advertising, rehabilitation.

Предварителни изисквания:
Basic knowledge in brain organization and cognitive processes and methods of experimental psychology.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. What is Memory? Short Term Memory
  2. Working Memory
  3. Executive functions: Measurement & Development
  4. Explicit Learning
  5. Implicit Learning
  6. Episodic Memory
  7. Autobiographical memory
  8. Autobiographical memory-deficits
  9. Semantic Memory
  10. Brain mechanisms of memory
  11. Group presentations
  12. Test
  13. Context Sensitivity of Memory. Cues, Mood, Environment
  14. Constructive Memory: Flashbulb memory vs. Eyewitness Testinomy
  15. Experimental designs

Литература по темите:


• Baddeley, Alan D. , Eysenck, Michael, Anderson, Michael (2009). Memory. Psychology Press

• Baddeley, Alan D. (1999) Essentials of human memory, Hove: Psychology Press

• Corkin S (2002) What's new with the amnesic patient HM? Nature Rev. Neurosci. 3, 153-160.

• Cowan, N. (1997) The development of memory in childhood, Hove: Psychology Press

• Thompson, Charles P. (1996) Autobiographical memory: remembering what and remembering when, Mahbah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

• Loftus, Geoffrey R. (1976) Human memory : the processing of information, Hillsdale: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1976


• Greene, Robert Leo (1992) Human memory : paradigms and paradoxes, Hillsdale: L. Erlbaum Associates Publishers

• Wilson, Barbara A. (2009) Memory Rehabilitation, Guilford Publications Inc.

Средства за оценяване:

• Design an experiment to test a memory theory

• Participate in a group project applying memory knowledge in a practical domain, such as education, law, clinical case, advertising, human-computer interaction, etc.

• Multiple-Choice Test