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Objectives of this course is to provide insight into current topics in Cognitive Psychology. This include the relation between psychology and ethology, contemporary approaches to Intelligence and decision making, Cognitive illusions and biases and  emotionality.
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== News ==
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Online education is held by MS Teams Meetings
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== Course schedule ==
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|Tomáš Gál
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== Syllabus ==
 
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!colspan="4"|Current Trends in Cognitive Psychology, Summer 2019
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!colspan="4"|Current Trends in Cognitive Psychology, Summer 2020
 
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|Thema
 
|Thema
 
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|Materials
 
|Materials
 
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|Introduction
 
|Introduction
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|Methodology
|25. 2.  
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|16. 2.  
 
|[https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/51087041.pdf Validity and Rentability in Quantitative and Qualitative Research]
 
|[https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/51087041.pdf Validity and Rentability in Quantitative and Qualitative Research]
 
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|Projects brainstorming
 
|Projects brainstorming
 
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|3. 3.
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|23. 2.
 
|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXQ2lO3ieBA Project managemant ]
 
|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXQ2lO3ieBA Project managemant ]
 
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|From Ethology to Psychology (1)
 
|From Ethology to Psychology (1)
 
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|10. 3.
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|2. 3.
 
|[http://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/S0960-9822(09)01597-8.pdf Are bigger brains better?]
 
|[http://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/S0960-9822(09)01597-8.pdf Are bigger brains better?]
 
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|From Ethology to Psychology (2)
 
|From Ethology to Psychology (2)
 
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|17. 3.
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|9. 3.
 
|[https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms9398.pdf The foundations of the human cultural niche]
 
|[https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms9398.pdf The foundations of the human cultural niche]
 
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|Perception
 
|Perception
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|[https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/videos/what-is-it-like-to-have-synesthesia-333640 What is it like to have synesthesia?]
|24. 3.
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|16. 3.
|Language, thought, and color
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|[https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262764745_Why_study_synesthesia_What_can_that_teach_us_about_ourselves Why Study Synesthesia?]
 
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|Thinking Slow & Fast
 
|Thinking Slow & Fast
 
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|31. 3.
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|23. 3.
|Biased thinking
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|[https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/117/4/1924.full.pdf What music makes us feel]
 
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|Intelligence and Decission making
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|Affective and Cognitive Empathy
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|[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwudSU6HldSKZzZZZ2FISUhFbG8/view?usp=sharing About Arguments]
|7. 4.
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|30. 3.
|How do we get meanings from information
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|[https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnbeh.2019.00085/full  Neuroanatomical and Functional Correlates of Cognitive and Affective Empathy in Young Healthy Adults]
 
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|Memory
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|[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwudSU6HldSKc0ZxSHBkS2Jld0k/view?usp=sharing Tali Sharot, about biases]
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|6. 4.
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|[https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982211011912 Optimism Bias]
 
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|Affective and Cognitive Empathy
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|Some words about the Concept on Intelligence
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|[https://www.ted.com/talks/alex_wissner_gross_a_new_equation_for_intelligence A new Equation for Intelligence]
|21. 4.
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|13. 4.
|Two systems of Empathy
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|[https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0191582 Brain entropy and human intelligence]
 
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|Cognitive Illusions
 
|Cognitive Illusions
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|[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/The_Cognitive_Bias_Codex_-_180%2B_biases%2C_designed_by_John_Manoogian_III_%28jm3%29.png Infographic], Text
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|20. 4.
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|[http://affectivebrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/models_aff_dm.pdf Models of Affective Decision Making]
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|Cognitive Biases
 
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|28. 4.
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|27. 4.
|Models of Affective Decision Making
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|[https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05259-5 Making biases to do something useful]
 
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|The (new) Executive Brain
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|Practical enhancements
 
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|5. 5.
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|4. 5.
|Fateful Disconnections
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|[https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-58831-9.pdf Psychology of Human-Machine-Interface]
 
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|Concluding Coloquium
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|Project presentations
 
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|12. 5.
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|11. 5.
 
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== Supplemental reading and references ==
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* KAHNEMAN, D. (2011) Thinking, fast and slow. Macmillan.
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* GOLDBERG, E. (2009): The New Executive Brain, Oxford, Oxford University Press
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* STAINTON, R. J. (2005) Contemporary debates in Cognitive Science. Oxford, Blackwell
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* STERNBERG, R. J., STERNBERG, K. (2011) Cognitive Psychology. Belmont, Wadsworth (6ed)
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== Course grading ==
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Semestral evaluation: active participation by sending resumes of provided texts.
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Exam: project presentation at coloquium.
  
 
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|10. 3.  
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|2. 3.  
|17. 3.
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|9. 3.
|24. 3.
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|16. 3.
|31. 3.
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|23. 3.
|7. 4.
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|30. 3.
|21. 4.
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|6. 4.
|28. 4.
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|13. 4.
|5. 5.
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|20. 4.
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|27. 4.
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|4. 5.
 
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'''Projects / Essays'''
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It is welcome if seminary project corresponds, or is related, to the topic of the yearly project or special project of interest.
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In this case, the project may focus on theoretical or methodological part and / or a presentable research design.
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Given the situation with the pandemic, it is understandable if the research cannot be carried out with participants.
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Project should be presented in 10-15 minutes. Expected date of presentations is May 11th.
  
'''Projects'''
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If participant is unable to implement any project related to psychological or similar research, he / she can end the semester with an essay in the range of 8-10 pages.
*Katia Barabash: Human perception of colors, shapes in field of logos or interface
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*Rebecca Rose Lebens: Lucid dreams
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Latest revision as of 10:17, 4 May 2021

Current Trends in Cognitive Psychology 2-IKV-141

Objectives of this course is to provide insight into current topics in Cognitive Psychology. This include the relation between psychology and ethology, contemporary approaches to Intelligence and decision making, Cognitive illusions and biases and emotionality.

News

Online education is held by MS Teams Meetings

Course schedule

Type Day Time Room Lecturer
Seminar Tuesday 16:30 - 19:00 Online (MS Teams) Tomáš Gál

Syllabus

Current Trends in Cognitive Psychology, Summer 2020
Thema Presentation Scheduled date Materials
Introduction Methodology 16. 2. Validity and Rentability in Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Projects brainstorming 23. 2. Project managemant
From Ethology to Psychology (1) 2. 3. Are bigger brains better?
From Ethology to Psychology (2) 9. 3. The foundations of the human cultural niche
Perception What is it like to have synesthesia? 16. 3. Why Study Synesthesia?
Thinking Slow & Fast 23. 3. What music makes us feel
Affective and Cognitive Empathy About Arguments 30. 3. Neuroanatomical and Functional Correlates of Cognitive and Affective Empathy in Young Healthy Adults
Memory Tali Sharot, about biases 6. 4. Optimism Bias
Some words about the Concept on Intelligence A new Equation for Intelligence 13. 4. Brain entropy and human intelligence
Cognitive Illusions Infographic, Text 20. 4. Models of Affective Decision Making
Cognitive Biases 27. 4. Making biases to do something useful
Practical enhancements 4. 5. Psychology of Human-Machine-Interface
Project presentations 11. 5.

Supplemental reading and references

  • KAHNEMAN, D. (2011) Thinking, fast and slow. Macmillan.
  • GOLDBERG, E. (2009): The New Executive Brain, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • STAINTON, R. J. (2005) Contemporary debates in Cognitive Science. Oxford, Blackwell
  • STERNBERG, R. J., STERNBERG, K. (2011) Cognitive Psychology. Belmont, Wadsworth (6ed)

Course grading

Semestral evaluation: active participation by sending resumes of provided texts. Exam: project presentation at coloquium.

Ongoing Evaluation
2. 3. 9. 3. 16. 3. 23. 3. 30. 3. 6. 4. 13. 4. 20. 4. 27. 4. 4. 5.
Kassandra F. * * * * * * * * * *
Marek B. * * * * *
Matúš B. * * * * * * * * :-)
Martin K. * * * * * *
Veronika M. * * * * * * * * * *

Projects / Essays

It is welcome if seminary project corresponds, or is related, to the topic of the yearly project or special project of interest. In this case, the project may focus on theoretical or methodological part and / or a presentable research design. Given the situation with the pandemic, it is understandable if the research cannot be carried out with participants.

Project should be presented in 10-15 minutes. Expected date of presentations is May 11th.

If participant is unable to implement any project related to psychological or similar research, he / she can end the semester with an essay in the range of 8-10 pages.