PY 720: Cognitive Aspects of Behavior

Synonym:

70900 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Roger Peterson

Credits:

3

Seats:

25

Semester:

Fall 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Mondays 9/13 - 12/20 (4:30PM-6:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Cognitive & Affective Aspects of Behavior
Required of and restricted to Year II students.

This course examines current cognitive, social cognitive, and cognitive constructivist/constructionist theories both with regard to their particular implications and as metatheories. Topics in cognitive psychology include history of the cognitive position; social cognition; cognitive science and its application to the clinical enterprise; the mainstream cognitive positions; cognitivism and constructionism; development; memory; emotion; dynamic psychology and cognition; cognitive self processes, and constructionist views of diversity. (This course is not a course on cognitive therapy.)