Cognition, Affect, and Brain Function
Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Basic principles of cognition and affect as they relate to normal brain function and following neural disease or injury.
Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)
or equivalent; or instructor's consent
Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
1. Brain systems and cognitive/emotional functions
Students will extend their understanding of specific brain systems and the cognitive and emotional functions correlated with those systems.Measurement: Participation in class conversation about the required reading; in-class presentations on brain function or disorders; final examination.
2. Approaches to the study of the brain, research methods
Students will compare and contrast scientific approaches to the study of brain, cognition, and emotion; and describe specific structural and functional research methods. Measurement: Participation in class conversation about the required reading; in-class presentations and writing assignments.
3. Brain injury and cognitive/emotional disorders
Students will describe how brain injury can produce cognitive or emotional disorders or both and how the study of brain injury illustrates issues in the evaluation of research findings. Measurement: Author journal article critiques, final exam, and in-class presentations.