PSYC 2530: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Fall 2022, Welcome!

Matthew J. C. Crump

Last compiled 08/24/22

Roadmap

1 What is this course about?

2 Course Resources

3 Syllabus and Logistics

4 Questions

What is Cognition?

  1. Questions
  2. Methods
  3. Findings
  4. Explanations
  5. Applications
  6. Implications

Roadmap

1 What is this course about?

2 Course Resources

3 Syllabus and Logistics

4 Questions

Course Resources

  1. Blackboard
  2. Course Website
  3. Textbook

Blackboard

We will use blackboard for:

  1. Course Announcements
    • Make sure your email is up to date
  2. Weekly learning modules, quizzes, assignments, and assessments
  3. Links to material on course website
  4. Asking questions (use discussion forum)

Course Website

We will also use an external course website:

https://www.crumplab.com/cognition/

  1. Most current Syllabus
  2. Links to textbook
  3. Weekly learning modules
  4. Slide decks
  5. Other resources as needed

Course Textbook

https://www.crumplab.com/cognition/textbook/

The textbook is:

  1. A free open-educational resource
  2. Web-book, available as pdf and epub
  3. Still in progress.

Other resources

Throughout the semester additional reading material may be assigned.

Any additional material will be made available for free through blackboard or the course website

Roadmap

1 What is this course about?

2 Course Resources

3 Syllabus and Logistics

4 Questions

Course Syllabus

Please read the syllabus.

The most current version of the syllabus is located on the course website.

Basic overview

15 weeks in the semester

12 Learning module weeks

3 assessments (including final)

Schedule is posted on the syllabus

Assessments and grading

There are 12 learning modules, and three exams. The grading rubric is below:

Assignment Points Total
12 Weekly Modules 5+ up to 75
Assessment 1 5 5
Assessment 2 10 10
Final Assessment 10 10
100

Weekly learning modules

  1. Posted weekly (or earlier) on Blackboard and Course Website
  2. Include readings, quizzes/assignments, supplementary lectures
  3. Complete the work within the week (submit by suggested due date)
  4. Lots of assignment choice (see next slide)

Assignment choice

  • modules have multiple possible assignments, (e.g., quiz and/or writing assignment).

  • you choose which assignments to complete.

  • Complete as many as you want, max 75 points toward final grade

  • If you miss an assignment that is OK, you can do an extra one in a future module

Assessments

  • There are three major assessments, worth, 5, 10, and 10 points each.

  • Assessments are conducted in-person during regular class time

  • Assessments are self-reflective and used to collaboratively set and achieve goals for engaging with the course material.

Grading/Ungrading

  • Except for the optional weekly quizzes, all assignments and major assessments are self-assessed.

  • Students submit their assignment and recommend their own grades/points for the assignment

  • Upon submission of the final assessment, students give a recommendation for their final course grade

Academic Integrity

It is your responsibility to understand the CUNY academic integrity policy and conduct your behavior according to a high standard of academic integrity.

Roadmap

1 What is this course about?

2 Course Resources

3 Syllabus and Logistics

4 Questions

Questions

Use the discussion board on Blackboard to ask general questions about the course

Email

If you are running into issues, email me:

  1. Put PSYC 2530 in the subject line
  2. Email me at

Next Steps

Finish the getting started module by taking the quiz on blackboard and completing the writing assignment.

Then, you can begin the first official learning module:

L1: What is cognition?