Cognitive PsychologyPsychology 363-001 (CRN: 35773)Spring 2017Arlo Clark-Foos, Ph. D.LectureLocation: 1044 CBTime: TR, 11:00 AM - 1:45 PMInstructorOffice: 4056 CBOffice Hours: By AppointmentEmail: [email protected] Materials and/or TechnologyRequired Textbook: Reed, S. K. (2012). Cognition (9th ed.). Thompson/Wadsworth. Traditional Hard Cover Book (9th ed.: 212.99), ISBN : 1111834547 (Older editions are encouraged)CogLab: COGLAB 5: Instant Access, 5th ed:, ISBN: 1285461088 In some cases (e.g., the new edition), this access code can be packaged with the textbook.Course Website (also on Canvas): acfoos/Courses/363.htmlCourse Description (from University Catalog): “Analysis of human perceptual and cognitive functioning from an informationprocessing point of view. Emphasis will be placed on attention, pattern-recognition, memory, problem solving and other cognitiveprocesses.”There will be several methods of instruction used in this course, including textbook, listening to lectures, participating inclass discussions, and participating in laboratory experiments. I have intentionally attempted to keep the amount of readings to aminimum for this course. For those pursuing careers as cognitive psychologists, you will receive more in-depth information inspecialized classes and seminars (e.g., perception, biopsychology, learning and memory). I hope to provide you with thefoundational principles in cognitive psychology so that you may put the more contemporary findings in perspective.Course Objectives: Understand the scientific approach to the study of thinking, learning, and behavior. Understand the abilities and limitations in how organisms acquire information from their environments and bodies (i.e., theinformation processing perspective). Be able to understand and apply current theory, research in, and applications of the scientific study of thinking, learning,and behavior.Disability Statement: The University will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Students needto register with Disability Resource Services (DRS) every semester they are enrolled. DRS is located in Counseling & Support Services,2157 UC ( disability/). To be assured of having services when they are needed, students shouldregister no later than the end of the add/drop deadline of each term. If you have a disability that necessitates an accommodation oradjustment to the academic requirements stated in this syllabus, you must register with DRS as described above and notify yourprofessor.Academic Integrity Policy: The University of Michigan-Dearborn values academic honesty and integrity. Each student has aresponsibility to understand, accept, and comply with the University’s standards of academic conduct as set forth by the Code ofAcademic Conduct (, as well as policies established by each college. Cheating, collusion,misconduct, fabrication, and plagiarism are considered serious offenses and violations can result in penalties up to and includingexpulsion from the University. Disciplinary action will be taken in cases of plagiarism. At the instructor’s discretion, the penalty maybe a grade of zero on the assignment up to and including recommending that the student be expelled from the University. It is thesole responsibility of the student to understand and follow academic guidelines regarding plagiarism.Drop/AddIt is your responsibility to be aware of the drop/add dates for this course. The instructor will not grant withdrawal requests madeafter that date unless extenuating circumstances are presented (i.e., failing due to lack of effort does not qualify).

Late AssignmentsThe final copy of any assignment is due at the beginning of class. Your grade on that assignment will be penalized 10 points for anyday, or part of a day, that it is late.AttendanceA student is expected to attend every class and laboratory for which he or she has registered. Each instructor may make known tothe student his or her policy with respect to absences in the course. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of this policy. Theinstructor makes the final decision to excuse or not to excuse an absence. An instructor is entitled to give a failing grade (E) forexcessive absences or an Unofficial Drop (UE) for a student who stops attending class at some point during the semester.There is no attendance policy in this course. Please keep in mind, however, that all exams are based on a combination of lectureonly, book-only, and lecture and book material.Psychology Program GoalsThis class is designed to teach you content unique to this course (Cognitive psychology) as well as any skills necessary to conductyourself as a professional in the field. Doing so will allow you to attain the goals we, as psychology faculty, have set out for you as apsychology student. For more information on these goals, visit the following ms/Psychology Program Goals 1 .pdfDrop/AddIt is your responsibility to be aware of the drop/add dates for this course. The instructor will not grant withdrawal requests madeafter that date unless extenuating circumstances are presented (i.e., failing due to lack of effort does not qualify).Late AssignmentsThe final copy of any assignment is due at the beginning of class. Your grade on that assignment will be penalized 10 points for anyday, or part of a day, that it is late.Make-Up ExamsMake-up exams will not be given. The only way you may take an exam at another time is with a preapproved excuse or adocumented medical emergency. Should a make-up exam be necessary because of a medical emergency, an alternative (typicallyessay based) version of the exams will be used.Religious ObservancesIf there is an academic requirement stated on this syllabus that conflicts with a religious observance for your faith, you must notifyme in writing no later than the end of the add/drop deadline. Upon receipt of your written notification, we can discuss a reasonableaccommodation.University-Sponsored ActivitiesIf your athletic schedule or your schedule for another University-sponsored extracurricular activity will interfere with yourparticipation in this class in any way, please bring me a letter from the director of the relevant program, specifying the reason andthe affected dates, no later than the end of the add/drop deadline. Upon receipt of your official written notification, we can discussa reasonable accommodation.Plagiarism DetectionThe university has moved to a new system for plagiarism detection. More info forthcoming. All lab reports must be submitted tothis system and pass the check before they will be graded.

GradingThere will be three closed-book, closed-note exams. Each exam will be worth 25% of your total grade (250 points each). The lastexam will be taken during finals and will not be cumulative. These exams will consist of some weighting of multiple-choice, fill-inthe-blank, and essay questions. The exams will cover material presented in lectures and in the book but heavily weighted towardslecture. Note that some material will come from both book and lecture, but some will come from lecture only and some will comefrom book only. You will also have a writing assignment. All written assignments will require submission to beforethey will be graded. NO PAPERS WILL BE GRADED THAT HAVE NOT BEEN CHECKED FOR PLAGIARISM!!Exam 1Exam 2Exam 3Lab Report #1Lab Report #210x Additional CogLabsTotal250 points250 points250 points100 points100 points50 points1000 points25%25%25%10%10%5%100%I will usually round up, for example from 79.5% to 80%, but do not count on it. As a general principle, I will never workharder for your grade than you do. Students who have poor attendance and participation should not expect me to “make up” pointsfor them. Students who have done all that is in their power to do their best can be assured that will be carefully considered inmaking any borderline decision. I try to apply consistent standards and treat students fairly, as well as fulfill my responsibilities toUMD in making difficult decisions about grades.UM-D Writing CenterThe Writing Center offers support in all stages of the writing and research process. Consultants are not editors, but experiencedreaders able to offer students guidance on a range of issues relevant to improving their communication effectiveness. Consultantscan help students in many ways, including understanding assignment goals; formulating an approach to an assignment; developingconfidence for new writing tasks; considering audience, purpose, and context; developing a focus/thesis; articulating and organizingideas; discussing supporting evidence and whether additional evidence is needed; generating revision strategies; identifying andusing appropriate resources; improving control of grammar and mechanics; and becoming more skilled in using APA, MLA, Chicago,and other documentation styles. Let me know how helpful this service is for you.Drop-in sessions are sometimes available, but it is best to make an appointment. During midterms and finals, consulting sessions areby appointment only.Contact information for the Writing center/Writing Center Extra Credit: It is because I feel that the Writing Center can help any writer of any ability that I will award you tenextra credit points on any ONE assignment for visiting the writing center for help and providing proof (email from the Writing Centeris typical) that you visited them for assistance.Policies on Incomplete Grades for CASL from the Registration and Records y PreparednessThe Provost has made several requests of both students and faculty in order to maintain safety at the University of MichiganDearborn campus. She is asking that we (you) visit the following website to learn more: this UM Dearborn safety video: i6924or2yTs

Supplemental Instruction for Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 363)A Supplemental Instruction (SI) component is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of the materialtaught in this course. SI sessions are led by a student who has already mastered the course material and has been trained tofacilitate group sessions where students can meet to compare class notes, review and discuss important concepts, developstrategies for studying, and prepare for exams. Attendance at SI sessions is free and voluntary. Students may attend as many timesas they choose. SI sessions begin by the second week of class and continue throughout the semester. Session schedules will beannounced in class. For information about SI, visit: l Instruction sessions are offered as a free service for students in this class. These sessions are for all learners fromstraight A to struggling students. SI helps you to integrate diverse materials, retain information effectively, reduce the time youneed to study because you will be more efficient in what and how to study, and generally tend to improve the performance of thosewho attend at least 6 sessions!Your SI leader is: Nic JonesHis e-mail address is: [email protected] with Dr. Clark-Foos in the Incredible Human Learning & Creativity LaboratoryThe Incredible Human Learning & Creativity (HULC) Laboratory is actively immersed in both basic and applied research on issuesrelated to human memory. Our particular areas of expertise include emotion and memory, source monitoring, prospective memory,cryptomnesia, and general kick-assery. Although the HuLC lab is particularly suited for individuals aiming to move onto graduateprograms in Cognitive Psychology, we are able to offer a range of research experiences that can benefit any student with postgraduate plans. If you find you are particularly well-suited to understanding and conversing about Cognitive Psychology (your examgrades may be an indication), then please feel free to complete an application to become a research assistant in the Incredible HuLCLab!Human Learning & Creativity (HuLC) Lab Website: acfoos/lab/index.htmlResearch Assistant Application: acfoos/lab/resasst app.docLab Email Contact: [email protected]

Topic OutlineSection I History and Conceptualizations (Ch. 1). Attention (Ch. 3) Perception & Pattern Recognition (Ch. 2) Representations – Schemata (Ch. 9) Representations – Visuospatial / Imagery (Ch. 7) Representations – Categories (Ch. 8)EXAM 1 (May 23rd)Lap Report #1 (May 25th)No School Monday, May 29th: Memorial DaySection II Memory – Basics: STM/WM (Ch. 4) Memory – Long Term Memory (Ch. 5) Memory Codes (Ch. 6) Memory – Picture memory, Distortions, Mnemonics (No Chapter) Psycholinguistics I (Ch. 10) Psycholinguistics II (Ch. 11)EXAM 2 (June 6th)Lab Report # 2 (June 8th)Section III Problem Solving (Ch. 12) Reasoning (Ch. 12/Ch. 13) Judgment and Decision Making (Ch. 14) Neuroscience (No Chapter) Mnemonics (time permitting) Generalist Approaches to Memory Research (time permitting)EXAM 3 (Tentative: June 22nd)Data from all 10 CogLab experiments must be completed and saved online before the final exam.This syllabus is a general plan for the course. Deviations to this planmay be necessary and will be announced by the instructor.Letter GradePercentage EquivalentPoints EquivalentA AAB BBC CCD DDE -76%70%-72%67%-69%63%-66%60%-62% 60% 65696-725666-695626-665596-625 596

Cognitive Psychology Writing AssignmentCogLab Online Experiments and Lab Reports** Please note that any students choosing this writing assignment must purchase aCogLab 5 Instant Access Code via (ISBN: 1285461088)**CogLab: The website lists 46 distinct experiments, all classics in the Cognitive Psychology literature. Manyof these studies will be discussed throughout the course and those that appear in both places are likely to occur on exams. Thewebsite allows you to participate in replications of these classic studies so that you can experience the role of the participant in aCognitive Psychology experiment. It also generates data from your participation that can be analyzed individually, with data fromyour classmates, or from the global data set archived by the CogLab website.The purpose of this writing assignment is twofold. First, I would like you to gain experience participating in actual cognitivepsychology experiments, some of which we will also be discussing in lecture. Doing so will give you a unique appreciation for therole of the participant in psychological research as well as a degree of humility in interpreting the results of experiments. Second, Ibelieve writing research reports is an invaluable experience that even the best of students can still find rewarding and educational.As such, this writing assignment will require you to participate in at least five online research experiments, of your choosing, andcomplete two written lab reports.The assignment: Choose and participate in at least 10 different experiments of your choosing. Be sure to save your data to the global dataset at the end of each experiment. Out of the 10 (or more) experiments in which you elected to participate, select two that you would like to write up for labreports. It is irrelevant (to me) which two you select or which is turned in first, just be sure to complete both lab reportsAND the additional participation in experiments. At the end of the semester I will check online to be sure you have completed at least 10 different experiments to receivefull credit for this section. Lab Report #1 (100 points): Due May 25th Lab Report #2 (100 points): Due June 8th Additional Data (50 points): Data from all 10 experiments should be saved online by the start of the final exam. Extra Credit (up to 20 points): Completing up to 10 additional experiments may earn you five points per experiment, up to apossible total of twenty additional extra credit points.More Details 6-8 pages of written text (does not include title page or references) Times New Roman, 12pt font, double-spaced, 1” margins. Use APA 6th ed. for all references, section headings, and other formatting. Absolutely no quotations are allowed!! A rubric will follow but to preview, 4 primary written sections are required in each lab report: Introduction, Methods,Results, and Discussion. Additionally, a title page and references section are required. Introduction: The website for each experiment lists some rudimentary background. This will not be enough to completeyour introduction (i.e., find additional sources). Be careful not to plagiarize or quote unnecessarily. Methods: Some of this information can be obtained from the website while further details may require you to access theprimary source on which the replication was based. Results: This section requires you to perform simple statistical analysis comparing your individual data to the global datareported by CogLab. Please ensure you are performing the appropriate analysis, see me for assistance. Discussion: Now is the time to evaluate your results and put them in a broader framework of research. (i.e., Who cares,what does it mean, why should I be excited by these findings? How do they affect the theories you discussed in theintroduction? Do they confirm, disagree?).*Note: Instructions for logging into CogLab for the first time are found on subsequent pages.

Cognitive Psychology Writing AssignmentCogLab Online Experiments and Lab ReportsLab Report Grading Rubric Introduction (20 pts.)Clearly stated purpose of the experimentClearly stated hypothesis(es)Summary of relevant background researcho Included in this is the requirement that your background researchcome from reputable sources. Please see me if your are unsureof what this means./5/5/10 Methods (15 pts.)Description of the stimuli, materials, and participantsDetailed explanation of the procedureStatement of IV’s and DV’s and relationship between them/5/5/5 Results (15 pts.)Remind reader of hypothesis(es)Present statistical analysis/comparisons of your findingsSummarize major outcome(s) of the experiment/2/8/5 Discussion (20 pts.)Theoretical conclusions and real-world implicationsOne or more of the following: Anything you think should have been done differently? It is not enoughto simply say “increase sample size.” Why would your suggestionof a change make any difference? Further ideas (experiment ideas) relating to your hypothesis(es) Whatwould you expect to occur if your experimental ideas came to fruition?/10/10 Style (20 pts.)ReferencesPaper Formatting (APA Style)Grammar/spelling errors (lack of)Overall writing (concise, informative, well-written)./3/7/5/5 Relative Evaluation (10 pts.)Overall quality of your paper in comparison to those of your classmates./10TOTAL POINTS: /100

Instructions for getting started with CogLab 5These instructions describe how students in the class PSYC 363 Cognitive Psychology for instructor Dr. Arlo Clark-Foos at Universityof Michigan Dearborn create their individual accounts. Students in other classes will follow similar directions, but the logininformation and passwords will be different. your Web browser and go to rds the bottom of the page is a form that asks for three pieces of information. If you do not see the form, your Webbrowser probably has JavaScript disabled. Please enable JavaScript and re-load the page to continue.Enter the requested information:o In the Group Name text field, enter the Group ID Spring2017CogUMDo In the Group Password text field, enter ilovecognitiono In the Registration Code text field, enter your registration code. The registration code could be in one of severalformats. It may be on a sticker on the inside front cover of your CogLab Student Manual. It may have been bundledwith your textbook on a postcard. Or, you may have purchased a registration code electronically (sometimes this isalso called an e-Pin). There are two types of codes: A CogLab2 code: This is made up of 11 letters and numbers, and will look something like this: yij2d9v6fu0 A CogLab5 code: This is made up of 16 letters and numbers, and will look something likethis: sjkq8b632dvhd4u0Both are valid on this website. However, do not purchase used CogLab registration codes! If the registration codehas already been used, it will not work for you. Each valid registration code can be used only once.After filling in all the text fields, click or tap on the Start Registration button.Your Web browser will connect with the CogLab server to verify your information. If the information is correct, a newwindow will appear. The first line, highlighted in yellow, is your User ID. You should write this down because you will needto access CogLab.The second line is your registration code.The next two lines ask for your first name and your last (family) name.Next, enter a password. You'll use this when you login. The password must be at least 8 characters long. It is best not toenter a password you use on other web sites. The next line asks you to re-enter the password.The next two lines ask for your email address and then confirmation of this address. This email address will be used if youforget your password.Next, enter a security question and answer. Make sure to use an question that only you can answer correctly. Also,remember whether you use uppercase or lowercase letters in your answer: you'll need to enter your answer exactly thesame if you forget your password.If necessary, select your keyboard layout (for keyboard help, see nally, decide if you want CogLab to remember you so that you don't need to login each time. If not, uncheck the box nextto Remember Me.After filling in all the text fields, click or tap on the Complete Registration button.You CogLab account is now ready to go!To start doing labs, just click or tap on the Labs menu and select the lab. When you are finished, you'll be asked if you'd like tocontribute your data to the global data set. Submitting your data to the global data set is entirely optional. There is no way to tellwhether a particular individual has submitted his/her data. At the end of each lab, a message will appear saying "End of lab.Sending to server." and then you will see your results. Once you see your results, you know that your data have been saved. On thispage, you'll also be able to see your trial-by-trial data, the group data for your class, and the global data.You can access details about your account, and view your data, data from your group, and data from around the world by selectingAccess Account from the Home menu.

Extra Credit Assignment - Make a MnemonicBackground: As students you engage in a variety of strategies aimed at helping you to learn material for your classes. Most of uspassively re-read material, quiz ourselves, and sometimes even study in groups. A few of us go further to create unique methods forhelping us to learn the material. For example, someone may have once taught you the colors of the rainbow by asking you toremember the name, Roy G. Biv. Each of the letters in the name correspond to the first letter in the color of the rainbow (Red,Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, & Violet). Similarly, you may have learned the various classification levels of organisms byremembering that King Phillip Came Over From Germany Saturday (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, & Species). Eachof these, and many many more, are called mnemonics, techniques that aim to improve memory retention. There are a variety oftypes of mnemonics that one may employ to help aid in studying and some are more appropriate for certain types of to-beremembered information (e.g., Method of Loci). Note that not all mnemonics are language based. One might remember thenumber of days in each month by counting the months across one’s knuckles, see below. Any mnemonic you create for material inthis class is acceptable for this assignment, as long it passes a simple evaluation to ensure it is actually helpful and not justsomething you came up with on the day it was due.Knuckle mnemonic for the number of days in each month of the GregorianCalendar. Each projecting knuckle represents a 31-day month (Wikipedia).Assignment Details: If you have created any mnemonics to aid in your studying this semester, please take this opportunity to earnpoints for them AND to share them with your peers. For every mnemonic that is submitted (and passes an evaluation by myself andthe TA), you will receive two points on your final exam grade. You are allowed to submit up to 5 different mnemonics and they canbe on the same material. With each mnemonic, I would like you to estimate the mnemonic’s effectiveness in helping you study thematerial. Please do so using a 0-100% scale, where 0% indicates it was not helpful at all and 100% indicates that it was very helpful.If you did not actually use it in studying then please indicate that it was not used. Please note that we will be checking these onlinefor authenticity so please do not attempt to plagiarize someone else’s work and pass it off as your own for this assignment. Doing sowould represent a violation of the university’s academic integrity policy.In addition to earning you points for each mnemonic you submit, the best of these (as determined by myself and a TA or labmanager) will be returned to the class for evaluation. The three selected as the most effective (as averaged across class rankings)will earn additional points on their final exam, commensurate with their ranking. The mnemonic that is rated as the funniest willalso earn 2 additional points on their final exam.Due Date: All mnemonics must be typed and submitted via email by the end of the semester.

Psychology Program Goals This class is designed to teach you content unique to this course (Cognitive psychology) as well as any skills necessary to conduct yourself as a professional in the field. Doing so will allow you to attain the goals we, as psychology faculty, have