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.
Online education is held by MS Teams Meetings
|Seminar||Tuesday||16:30 - 19:00||Online (MS Teams)||Tomáš Gál|
|Current Trends in Cognitive Psychology, Summer 2020|
|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.||Intelligence and Decission making|
|Cognitive Illusions||Infographic, Text||20. 4.||Models of Affective Decision Making|
|Executive Brain||27. 4.||Fateful Disconnections|
|Practical enhancements||4. 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)
Semestral evaluation: active participation by sending resumes of provided texts. Exam: project presentation at coloquium.
|2. 3.||9. 3.||16. 3.||23. 3.||30. 3.||6. 4.||13. 4.||20. 4.||27. 4.||4. 5.|
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.