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Revision as of 10:36, 30 April 2020

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 approches to Intelligence and decision making, Cognitive illusions and biases and emotionality.

News

Because of plague, we shall not meet untill March 24th. I will provide more texts, please make summaries as discused.

Because of Quarantine, it is possible to switch from anounced project topic to theoretical work. Please contact me by email.

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.

Course schedule

Type Day Time Room Lecturer
Seminar Tuesday 9:00 - 11:30 I-8 Tomáš Gál

Syllabus

Current Trends in Cognitive Psychology, Summer 2020
Thema Presentation Date Materials
Introduction Methodology 25. 2. Validity and Rentability in Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Projects brainstorming 3. 3. Project managemant
From Ethology to Psychology (1) Text 10. 3. Are bigger brains better?
From Ethology to Psychology (2) Text 17. 3. The foundations of the human cultural niche
Perception What is it like to have synesthesia?, Text 24. 3. Why Study Synesthesia?
Thinking Slow & Fast Kahneman 31. 3. Biased thinking (text by email)
Affective and Cognitive Empathy About Arguments 7. 4. Neuroanatomical and Functional Correlates of Cognitive and Affective Empathy in Young Healthy Adults
Memory Tali Sharot, about biases 14. 4. Total Recall (text by email)
Some words about the Concept on Intelligence A new Equation for Intelligence 21. 4. Intelligence and Decission making (text by email)
Cognitive Illusions Infographic, Text 28. 4. Models of Affective Decision Making
Executive Brain 5. 5. Fateful Disconnections (by email)
Practical enhancements 12. 5. Human-Machine-Interface

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
10. 3. 17. 3. 24. 3. 31. 3. 7. 4. 14. 4. 21. 4. 28. 4. 5. 5. 12. 5.
Štefan H.
Ľubica K. * * * *
Wilma K. * * * * * * * *
Kevin P.
Viktor S. * *
Anton Š. * * * * * * * *
Michal K. * * * * * * * *

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.