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  • PSYCHOLOGY 132    Section:

    LANGUAGE & COGNITION

    Spring Quarter 2006

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

    Course description:   Students will be introduced to psycholinguistic theory and research.  Students will gain an appreciation of the types of problems that psycholinguists address and how they apply the scientific method to answer questions about how people acquire, comprehend, and produce language.

     

    Pre-Requisites:  PSC 1 (Intro.), 41 (Research Methods), & 100 (Cognitive Psychology).  The course is designed based on the assumption that students have already mastered concepts in basic psychology, research methods, and cognition.

     

    Course format: This is a 4 unit course comprised of 3 hours of lecture plus a term paper.  Students will review the research of a prominent scholar in the field of psycholinguistics.  The paper may be up to 15 pages long.  Papers will be written in APA-style review format.  Examples will be provided for reference.

     

    Course topics: Topics include properties of language; language development; lexical , syntactic , discourse, and metaphoor processing; language disorders.

     

    Grading:   Grades will be based on the best three out of four exam scores and the term paper.

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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    184 Young T R   7:40 PM - 9:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Matthew Traxler , Ph.D. 174N Young Hall