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Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

ABOUT THE COURSE
One of the most puzzling fact for humans over the centuries has been the understanding of human behavior. Understanding and predicting human behavior will helps humans in exerting more control over situations. The bases of human behavior are the cognitive processes underlying them. The present course is an attempt to discuss and understand the basic cognitive processes that guide human behavior. The knowledge from the course will be useful in tackling everyday problems and attaining optimal solutions. Additionally, we can use knowledge about human cognitive systems in designing sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems that learn from mistakes and make our lives a lot easier to live.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
UG/PG/PhD

PREREQUISITE
Not applicable

INDUSTRIES THAT WILL RECOGNIZE THE COURSE
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1651 students have enrolled already!!

COURSE INSTRUCTOR


Dr. Naveen Kashyap is as Associate Professor of Psychology at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. His research interests are sleep and human cognitive processes. Dr Kashyap has been teaching courses like cognitive psychology, introduction to psychology, human memory, advance cognitive process and research methodology to UG and PG students of IITG Guwahati for the past 10 years.

COURSE LAYOUT

Topic: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  Week 1: History, Theory and Research in Human Cognition 
Topic: Basic Cognitive Processes
  Week 2: Object Perception and Recognition 
  Week 3: Attentional Processes and cognition 
  Week 4: Memory Introduction 
  Week 5: Long Term Memory
Topic: Organizational Knowledge
  Week 6: Memory of general knowledge 
  Week 7: Concept Formation 
  Week 8: Visual and Spatial Memory 
Topic: The Use of Knowledge
  Week 9: Human language skills 
  Week 10: Thought process and Problem Solving 
  Week 11: Reasoning 
  Week 12: Decision Making 



SUGGESTED READING

  • Kathleen Galotti, Cognitive Psychology, Cengage Learning
  • Robert Stenberg, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Cengage Learning
  • Bridger Riegler, Cognitive Psychology, Pearson Press
  • Stephen Kosslyn, Cognitive Psychology, PHI Press
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exam: April 28th 2019 (Sunday).
  • Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
CERTIFICATION:

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.