1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Area of Interest: Cognitive Psychology
Ph.D., Purdue University
Fall 2014 Classes
PSYC 307: Sensation & Perception
An examination of the sensory and perceptual systems which enable us to see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. Drawing on both physiological and behavioral data, this course explores how physical energy
is encoded by our sensory systems, and how this sensory information, in conjunction with cognitive processes, leads to our perceptual experience of the world. Prerequisites: PSYC 250 and PSYC 251 and human or general biology with lab (BIOL 103/104 or BIOL 117/116) or permission of instructor.
The human organism possesses a complex system of mental abilities--including perceiving, remembering, language, problem solving, reasoning, and decision making--through which it acquires, organizes, a
nd utilizes knowledge of the environment. Cognitive psychology is the study of this sophisticated processing system. Prerequisites: PSYC 250 and PSYC 251 and human or general biology with lab (BIOL 103/104 or BIOL 117/116) or permission of instructor.
A selected-topic seminar that integrates, at an advanced level, a particular content area with its appropriate literature, research methods, and statistics. In the course of study of the selected issu
e, students review literature, design research, collect data, analyze and interpret results, and produce both oral and written reports. Prerequisites: Enrollment is limited to Psychology majors who have completed PSYC 250, PSYC 251, and at least three 300-level Psychology courses. Selected topics may have specific prerequisites, which will be listed in the course schedule.