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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 approches to Intelligence and decision making, Cognitive illusions and biases and  emotionality.
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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.
  
 
== News ==
 
== News ==
'''Because of plague, we shall not meet untill March 24th. I will provide more texts, please make summaries as discused.'''
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Online education is held by MS Teams Meetings
 
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'''Because of Quarantine, it is possible to switch from anounced project topic to theoretical work. Please contact me by email.'''
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'''In case, we will not meet in May, please, have your essay or project results prepared to the end of May. So, if situation will not change, please send it to me before June, 1st.'''
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== Course schedule ==
 
== Course schedule ==
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|Tomáš Gál
 
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|Introduction
 
|Introduction
|[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IPq0HL1o2vdurUBLMTFcHkPnNLnxiDTa/view?usp=sharing Methodology]
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|[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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|[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)
|[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwudSU6HldSKR0JoMldzTjBQa00/view?usp=sharing Text]
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|[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)
|[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wq1b6dYVbCBtO6nazXqQDs-Alaj0h_CVJBhzI5D9ups/edit?usp=sharing Text]
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|[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
|[https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/videos/what-is-it-like-to-have-synesthesia-333640 What is it like to have synesthesia?], [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wq1b6dYVbCBtO6nazXqQDs-Alaj0h_CVJBhzI5D9s/edit?usp=sharing Text]
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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?]
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|[https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262764745_Why_study_synesthesia_What_can_that_teach_us_about_ourselves Why Study Synesthesia?]
 
|[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
|[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwudSU6HldSKd0RxN2JlSllBOUU/view?usp=sharing Kahneman]
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|31. 3.
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|Biased thinking (text by email)
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|[https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/117/4/1924.full.pdf What music makes us feel]
 
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|Affective and Cognitive Empathy
 
|Affective and Cognitive Empathy
 
|[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwudSU6HldSKZzZZZ2FISUhFbG8/view?usp=sharing About Arguments]  
 
|[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwudSU6HldSKZzZZZ2FISUhFbG8/view?usp=sharing About Arguments]  
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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]
 
|[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
 
|Memory
 
|[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwudSU6HldSKc0ZxSHBkS2Jld0k/view?usp=sharing Tali Sharot, about biases]
 
|[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwudSU6HldSKc0ZxSHBkS2Jld0k/view?usp=sharing Tali Sharot, about biases]
|14. 4.
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|Total Recall (text by email)
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|[https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982211011912 Optimism Bias]
 
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|Some words about the Concept on Intelligence
 
|Some words about the Concept on Intelligence
 
|[https://www.ted.com/talks/alex_wissner_gross_a_new_equation_for_intelligence A new Equation for Intelligence]
 
|[https://www.ted.com/talks/alex_wissner_gross_a_new_equation_for_intelligence A new Equation for Intelligence]
|21. 4.
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|Intelligence and Decission making (text by email)
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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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|[http://affectivebrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/models_aff_dm.pdf Models of Affective Decision Making]
 
|[http://affectivebrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/models_aff_dm.pdf Models of Affective Decision Making]
 
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|Executive Brain
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|Fateful Disconnections (by email)
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|[https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05259-5 Making biases to do something useful]
 
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|Practical enhancements
 
|Practical enhancements
 
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|[https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-58831-9.pdf Human-Machine-Interface]
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|[https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-58831-9.pdf Psychology of Human-Machine-Interface]
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'''Projects / Essays'''
 
'''Projects / Essays'''
  
In case, we will not meet in May, please, have your essay or project results prepared to the end of May. So, if situation will not change, please send it to me before June, 1st.
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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.
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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.

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.
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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.