COGM002 Когнитивна психология


This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of topics related to the information-processing mechanisms of the brain, including perception, attention, memory, conceptual knowledge, and emotions. Knowledge of these basic cognitive processes is then applied in understanding higher mental processes such as problem-solving, risk evaluation and decision-making.

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Когнитивна наука (на английски език)


доц. Пенка Христова  д-р
гл. ас. Кирил Костов  д-р

Описание на курса:


Students who complete this course:

1) will know:

• the organization of basic cognitive functions from an information processing perspective;

• theories of cognition from diverse fields of study, including neuroscience, neuropsychology, evolutionary psychology, and behavioral economics;

• methodologies used in the study of cognition.

2) will be able to:

• describe and discuss important experimental findings and basic processes from central aspects of cognition such as attention perception, memory, language, thinking, reasoning, judgement and decision making;

• apply the use of traditional research designs in cognitive psychology (e.g., reaction time) to understand mental events.

Предварителни изисквания:

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. Basic functional anatomy
  2. Perception (part 1)
  3. Perception (part 2)
  4. Attention
  5. Language
  6. Hemispheric asymmetry
  7. Memory (part 1)
  8. Memory (part 2)
  9. Emotions
  10. Executive functions
  11. Midterm exam
  12. Organization of knowledge
  13. Problem-solving
  14. Decision-making
  15. Oral presentations and discussion

Литература по темите:

• Goldstein, B. (2018). Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research and Everyday Experience, 5thEdition. Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

• Reisberg, D. (2005). Cognition (3rd ed.). W. W. Norton & Co.

Средства за оценяване:

• 3 short tests – 30%

• Midterm exam – 30%

• Written assignment – 20%

• Oral presentation – 20%