The evolution and function of cognition across species, ranging from invertebrates to humans. Topics include perception, attention, associate mechanisms, categorization, decision making and memory. Each will be examined from a comparative and biological perspective. Laboratory exercises complement topics to be covered in the lectures. Enrollment is limited.
PREREQUISITE B- in PSYC 100.
A survey of the history of modern psychology, from the early 19th century to the close of the 20th. The more important empirical findings of psychology and related disciplines will be examined together with their theoretical explanations. The course will lead to an examination of the causes of differential scientific progress in the various sub-fields of psychology.
PREREQUISITES PSYC 100.