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Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

Paper 2.1: Cognitive Processes

Unit Content Time (Hours) Domain
I Learning

Definition; Theories: classical conditioning: phenomenon and types of classical conditioning

Instrumental or Operant conditioning, schedules of reinforcement

Social learning theory of Bandura

Temperamental features of nervous system

Counter-conditioning and experimental neurosis

12

4

4

4

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

II Memory and forgetting

Memory: Nature and types; Stages of memory: sensory, STM, LTM

Models of information processing: Atkinson-Shiffrin, working memory

Forgetting: nature and factors; forgetting curve; interference theory

Information processing theory

Game theory

14

4

5

5

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Higher order Processes

Thinking: meaning and types; concept and language

Problem solving: meaning; steps of problem solving; decision making

Creativity: Nature and components of creativity, creative problem solving

Decision making strategies

Developing creative skills

14

5

5

4

 

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books:

 

  1. Atkinson, Hilgard, Nolen-Hoeksema, S., Fredrickson, B. L., Loftus, G. R., & Lutz, C. (2014). Introduction to psychology. Cengage Learning.
  2. Baron, R.A. (2002). Psychology (5th). New Delhi: Pearson Education.
  3. Meyer, G., &Ciccarelli, S. (2005). Psychology (Paperback). Prentice Hall.
  4. Reed, K. S. (2010). Cognition: Theories and Applications. Belmont: Wadsworth.

 

Refernce Books:

  1. Esgate, D. G. K. Baker, D. Heathcote, R. Kemp, M. Maguire. (2005). An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology.CorrieneReedPsychology Press.
  2. W. Barsalou. (1992). Cognitive Psychology: An Overview for Cognitive Scientists. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.