(4 credit hours)
Winter | Prerequisites: PS101 & Junior standing
Introduces behavioral psychology and addresses the basic principles of learning theory. Applies these theories to clinical practice in terms of the treatment of mental disorders through behavior modification in diverse environments. Introduction to cognitive psychology. Topics include the history and methods of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, attention, knowledge representation, language, problem solving, decision-making, cognitive development, and human and artificial intelligence. Emphasizes developing an understanding of how cognitive psychologists study the human mind and on appreciating the wonder, complexity, and creativity of the human information processing system.