Cognitive Psychology 2.

Type of instruction


Part of degree program
Typically offered in

Autumn/spring semester

Course description

Aim of the course:
To review the most important experimental methods and paradigms of cognitive psychology in
the topics of perception, attention, cognitive control, learning, memory, language, thinking and
problem solving. The presented exparimental paradigms and the tasks are also useful help for
successfully cpmpleting the comprehensive exam.
Learning outcome, competences

  • acknowledgeing the genral structure and reason of designing experiments
  • introduction to basic experimental paradigms
  • undertanding the imponrtance of making experiments


  • realization of the importance of experimental methods


  • understanding the methodological part of scientific papers
  • acquitition of the skill of understanding the visually represented results
  • acquisition of a critical and alanytic attitude

Content of the course
Topics of the course
1. Introduction & how to write a research report
2. Vision: faces and complex patterns
3. Auditory attention: localization
4. Learning: creating habits
1st Homework deadline (Introduction)
5. Working memory
6. Declarative memory
2nd Homework deadline (Method)
7. Midterm
8. Categorization
9. Decision making
3rd Homework deadline (Results)
10. Intentionality
11. Cognitive control
4th Homework deadline (Abstract)
13. Final exam/ Midterm re-take
Deadline of re-take homework
14. Final exam re-take/Closure


Compulsory reading list
Sekuler, R., & Blake, R. (2006). Perception. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Baddeley, A., Eysenck, M. W., & Anderson, M. C. (2009). Memory. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
Eysenck, M. W., & Keane, M. T. (2005). Cognitive Psychology. A Student’s Handbook. 4th Edition. Hove; New York: Psychology Press.

Recommended reading list
Atkinson & Hilgard’s Instroduction to psychology. 15th edition. (2015). Cengage Learning.
Baddeley, A. D. (1997). Human memory: Theory and practice. Psychology Press.