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AP Psychology:  Unit VII Cognition

AP Psychology: Unit VII Cognition

Author: Leah Kurtz
Description:

Compare and contrast various cognitive processes:

  • Effortful versus automatic processing;
  • Deep versus shallow processing;
  • Focused versus divided attention.

Describe and differentiate psychological and physiological systems of memory (e.g., short-term memory, procedural memory).

Outline the principles that underlie effective encoding, storage, and construction of memories.

Describe strategies for memory improvement.

Synthesize how biological, cognitive, and cultural factors converge to facilitate acquisition, development, and use of language.

Identify problem-solving strategies as well as factors that influence their effectiveness.

List the characteristics of creative thought and creative thinkers.

Identify key contributors in cognitive psychology (e.g. Noam Chomsky, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Wolfgang Köhler, Elizabeth Loftus, George A. Miller).

In this unit, you will view the videos and PowerPoints, then take a short quiz to assess your understanding of the materials.

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Tutorial

Crash Course Psychology: How Your Mind Can Amaze and Betray You

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

Crash Course Psychology: How We Make Memories

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

Crash Course Psychology: Remembering and Forgetting

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

Crash Course Psychology: Language

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

Unit VII: Research Article

There is no research article this unit.  Prepare for midterm exam!  :)