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Swayam Central

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

By Prof. Naveen Kashyap   |   IIT Guwahati
One of the most puzzling fact for humans over the centuries has been the understanding of human behavior. Understanding and predicting human behavior will helps humans in exerting more control over situations. The bases of human behavior are the cognitive processes underlying them. The present course is an attempt to discuss and understand the basic cognitive processes that guide human behavior. The knowledge from the course will be useful in tackling everyday problems and attaining optimal solutions. Additionally, we can use knowledge about human cognitive systems in designing sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems that learn from mistakes and make our lives a lot easier to live.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : UG/PG/PhD
PREREQUISITES : Not Applicable
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Not applicable

Learners enrolled: 1171

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 26 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Topic: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
     Week 1: History, Theory and Research in Human Cognition 
    Topic: Basic Cognitive Processes
     Week 2: Object Perception and Recognition 
     Week 3: Attentional Processes and cognition 
     Week 4: Memory Introduction 
     Week 5: Long Term Memory
    Topic: Organizational Knowledge
     Week 6: Memory of general knowledge 
     Week 7: Concept Formation 
     Week 8: Visual and Spatial Memory 
    Topic: The Use of Knowledge
     Week 9: Human language skills 
     Week 10: Thought process and Problem Solving 
     Week 11: Reasoning 
     Week 12: Decision Making 

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    • Kathleen Galotti, Cognitive Psychology, Cengage Learning
    • Robert Stenberg, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Cengage Learning
    • Bridger Riegler, Cognitive Psychology, Pearson Press
    • Stephen Kosslyn, Cognitive Psychology, PHI Press

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Naveen Kashyap

    IIT Guwahati
    Naveen Kashyap, Ph.D is as Associate Professor of Psychology at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. His research interests are sleep and human cognitive processes. Dr Kashyap has been teaching courses like cognitive psychology, introduction to psychology, consumer psychology, advance cognitive process and research methodology to UG and PG students of IITG Guwahati for the past 10 years.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 26th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments
     given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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