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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 ==
''' 3. 6. 2020 Since the plague is somehow over and the borders are open, in case you need a hard copy of my signature on any documents, please conatct me by email to make an appointment.'''
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Online education is held by MS Teams Meetings
 
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Because of plague, we shall not meet untill March 24th. I will provide more texts, please make summaries as discused.
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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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|Introduction
 
|Introduction
 
|[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IPq0HL1o2vdurUBLMTFcHkPnNLnxiDTa/view?usp=sharing Methodology]
 
|[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IPq0HL1o2vdurUBLMTFcHkPnNLnxiDTa/view?usp=sharing Methodology]
|25. 2.  
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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]
 
|[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwudSU6HldSKR0JoMldzTjBQa00/view?usp=sharing Text]
|10. 3.
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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]
 
|[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wq1b6dYVbCBtO6nazXqQDs-Alaj0h_CVJBhzI5D9ups/edit?usp=sharing Text]
|17. 3.
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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]
 
|[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]
|24. 3.
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|16. 3.
 
|[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]  
 
|[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwudSU6HldSKd0RxN2JlSllBOUU/view?usp=sharing Kahneman]  
|31. 3.
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|Biased thinking (text by email)
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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]  
|7. 4.
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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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|Total Recall  
 
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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]
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|Intelligence and Decission making (text by email)
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|Intelligence and Decission making
 
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|Cognitive Illusions
 
|Cognitive Illusions
 
|[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
 
|[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
 
|Executive Brain
 
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|Fateful Disconnections (by email)
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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]
 
|[https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-58831-9.pdf Human-Machine-Interface]
 
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Revision as of 18:30, 14 February 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) Text 2. 3. Are bigger brains better?
From Ethology to Psychology (2) Text 9. 3. The foundations of the human cultural niche
Perception What is it like to have synesthesia?, Text 16. 3. Why Study Synesthesia?
Thinking Slow & Fast Kahneman 23. 3. Biased thinking
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. Total Recall
Some words about the Concept on Intelligence A new Equation for Intelligence 13. 4. Intelligence and Decission making
Cognitive Illusions Infographic, Text 27. 4. Models of Affective Decision Making
Executive Brain 4. 5. Fateful Disconnections
Practical enhancements 11. 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
2. 3. 9. 3. 16. 3. 23. 3. 30. 3. 6. 4. 13. 4. 27. 4. 4. 5. 11. 5.
Kassandra F.
Marek B.
Matúš B.
Martin K.
McClelland G.
Veronika M.

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. Then I will take few days to digest to give a feedback.

  • Viktor S.: Cognitive training and exergaming
  • Ľubica K.: Does the source affect the degree to which you believe the fake news?
  • Anton Š.: Thinking fast and slow
  • Michal K.: Methods of a Stimulant Depressant Effects Suppression Study
  • Wilma K.: Mindfulness Meditation