Survey of human development, focusing on sequences and concepts of physiological, cognitive, social, and emotional development from conception through adolescence. (E)
Cognitive Psychology explores the mind and brain as information processing systems. We will explore how the brain and mind are designed to collect and interpret data from the environment and then use that data to perceive the world, create memories, make decisions, plan actions, and act in the environment in such a way as to accomplish a required goal. This course explores the cognitive approach to psychology as it studies the topics of memory, attention, perception, problem solving, decision making, and language, among others. (E)
This course fulfills the missing credit from transferring semester credits to quarter credits for prerequisite coursework for the Nursing DTA only.
Credits1 - 3
Students will engage in guided individual study of original, seminal psychology sources and will submit formal written summary and analysis paper (or papers) as primary assessment of learning outcome at terminus of academic quarter. They will meet weekly with course instructor to monitor progress and discuss theoretical principles being covered in their research. (E)