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  • PSYCHOLOGY 132    Section:


    Winter Quarter 2005

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1, 41, 100 or consent of instructor.

    Course Objectives: Introduction to the cognitive processes and brain mechanisms involved in language comprehension and production.


    Course Format: Mostly lecture, some videos.



    • Innateness
    • Modularity
    • Language Acquisition
    • Speech Perception
    • Word Recognition
    • Sentence Processing
    • Syntax
    • Text processing
    • Reading Ability
    • Language and the Brain
    • Language Disorders
    • Functional Imaging Studies of Language

    Grading: Grades will be based on a midterm exam, a research project, and a final exam.  The exams will mostly consist of multiple choice questions.


    TEXT:  Required: Whitney, P. (1998). The Psychology of Language. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin


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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    184 Young T R   3:10 PM - 4:30 PM http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/students/website.cfm?csc_id=427
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Tamara Swaab , Ph.D. 268J Young Hall M 1-3pm