COGNITIVE RESEARCH INTEREST GROUP


The Cognitive Research Interest Group seeks an understanding of such basic mental activities as perceiving, attending, remembering, learning, judging, verbalizing, and imagining. It stresses experimentation, not least because it necessitates explicit definitions of concepts and hypotheses.

Faculty

Mike Byrne  
Jim Dannemiller 
Simon Fischer-Baum  
Randi Martin  
Jim Pomerantz  

Primary contact: Jim Dannemiller 

Master's Course Requirements

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Core Courses (all required)
1. Psyc 502 Advanced Psychological Statistics I
2. Psyc 503 Advanced Psychological Statistics II
3. Psyc 520 Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
4. Psyc 529 Weekly Cognitive Research Seminar--every semester

Three more courses including at least two of the first four listed below are required
1. Psyc 521 Perception or Psyc 581 Vision Science
2. Psyc 524 Memory
3. Psyc 525 Psycholinguistics
4. Psyc 527 Reasoning, Decision Making, Problem Solving (formerly "Thinking")
5. Psyc 511 History and Systems of Psychology
6. Psyc 550 Foundations of Social Psychology

Course Requirements for Provisional Admission to Master's Candidacy

The first three and at least one of the next five are required before you can defend your master's thesis.
1. Psyc 502 Advanced Psychological Statistics I
2. Psyc 503 Advanced Psychological Statistics II
3. Psyc 529 Weekly Cognitive Research Seminar--every semester

4. Psyc 520 Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
5. Psyc 521 Perception
6. Psyc 524 Memory
7. Psyc 525 Psycholinguistics
8. Psyc 527 Reasoning, Decision Making, Problem Solving (formerly "Thinking")

Doctoral Course Requirements

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Core Courses (all required)
1. Psyc 502 Advanced Psychological Statistics I
2. Psyc 503 Advanced Psychological Statistics II
3. Psyc 511 History and Systems of Psychology
4. Psyc 520 Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
5. Psyc 521 Perception
6. Psyc 524 Memory
7. Psyc 525 Psycholinguistics
8. Psyc 527 Reasoning, Decision Making, Problem Solving (formerly "Thinking")
9. Psyc 529 Weekly Cognitive Research Seminar--every semester
10. Psyc 550 Foundations of Social Psychology
11. Weekly Research Seminar, such as Psyc 628 (Memory) or Psyc 629 (Psycholinguistics), possibly on a repeating basis, at advisor’s discretion
12. Psyc 660 Professional Issues

Three of the following courses are required
1. Psyc 350 Psychology of Learning
2. Psyc 504 Computer Applications in Psychology
3. Psyc 522 Information Processing and Attention
4. Psyc 526 Artificial Intelligence
5. Psyc 541 Human-Computer Interaction
6. Psyc 543 Computational Modeling
7. Psyc 565 Human Olfaction
8. Psyc 575/Neur 501 Cognitive Neuroscience I
9. Psyc 576/Neur 502 Cognitive Neuroscience II
10. Psyc 580 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
11. Psyc 581 Vision Science
12. Psyc 602 Psychometrics
13. Psyc 620 Topics in Cognitive Psychology (may be repeated)
14. Psyc 621 Topics in Memory (may be repeated)
15. Psyc 652 Social Cognition
16. Psyc 665 Seminar in Genes and Cognition