PSY 320 Cognitive Psychology

PSY 320 IS Sec 1, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Jennifer Caldwell, Ph.D.

Instructor name:
Jennifer Caldwell, Ph.D.

Instructor Information:
I received my undergrad psychology degree from Ole Miss, a Master's degree in clinical psychology from Argosy University in Atlanta, and my Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Ole Miss.

I also work in the research compliance department, overseeing the IRB and IACUC. I'm a double cancer survivor, and my husband and I just had our first child, a boy.

I enjoy teaching online classes because I get to know my students on a more personal level, as they seem to reach out more when it's email based. I've always found psychology interesting, because people are interesting!

jkmann@go.olemiss.edu

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the Email Your Instructor link in the Lessons or Content page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line. You can expect a response within 72 hours, although it may be longer on weekends. Many instructors reply within 24 hours.

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University, MS 38677

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Course Description

Welcome to Cognitive Psychology! Cognitive Psychology is the study of mental processes of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses. In this course, we will discuss different areas of cognitive theory, including perception, memory, language, decision making, and problem solving.

Most people find psychology very interesting, since it is about us!

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will learn:

  1. How the mind functions with regards to cognitive tasks
  2. To think critically
  3. To apply knowledge to real life situations.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 13 instructional modules, an experiment design project, and 2 proctored exams.

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

LESSON

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing guide to complete the course in a semester

Syllabus

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.* NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

Week 1

 0

Introduction to the course

Introduce Yourself! discussion board

Week 1

1

Chapter 1

Journal, Quiz

Week 1

2

Chapter 2

Journal, Quiz

Week 2

3

Chapter 3

Journal, Quiz

Week 3

4

Chapter 4

Journal, Quiz

Week 4

5

Chapter 5

Journal, Quiz

Week 5

6

Chapter 6

Journal, Quiz

Week 6

7

Chapter 7

Journal, Quiz

Week 7

Midterm Exam

Proctored exam covering lessons 1-7.
NOTE: all lesson work must be submitted before you apply for this exam.

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

End of Week 7

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the exam has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

8

Chapter 8

Journal, Quiz

Week 8

9

Chapter 9

Journal, Quiz

Week 9

10

Chapter 10

Journal, Quiz

Week 10

11

Chapter 11

Journal, Quiz

Week 11

12

Chapter 12

Journal, Quiz

 Week 12

13

Chapter 13

Journal, Quiz

Week 13

Experimental Design Project

Experimental Design Project information

Project assignment

Week 14

Final Exam

Proctored exam covering lessons 8-13.
NOTE: all lesson work must be submitted before you apply for this exam. To be eligible to test all work needs to be graded.
Any assignment not turned in will result in a grade of O.

To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit

Week 15

Grading:

This course uses the University of Mississippi's Plus/Minus grading scale.
94-100% = A
90-93% = A-
87-89% = B+
84-86% = B
80-83% = B-
77-79% = C+
74-76% = C
70-73% = C-
60-69% = D
0-59% = F

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.