PSYC 2145 Introductory Cognitive Psychology

About the Course

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the field of cognitive psychology, one of the most critical areas of contemporary psychology. PSYC2145 offers a comprehensive overview of the field and reflects current developments in the discipline. Cognitive psychology is an important course for the student of psychology because it encompasses research on many areas of psychology including attention, perception, memory, imagery, reasoning, problem solving, decision-making and cognitive development.


This course consists of seven basic study units derived from the Galotti textbook as well as online commentaries. The online material includes additional information, demos, and activities that will assist your understanding of concepts and research findings in the field. After reading the assigned Galotti chapters and working through the online material, you will complete an assignment for each unit and send your responses to the instructor. Each unit assignment consists of twenty-five multiple-choice questions along with three short essay-type questions.

Grade Breakdown

Forty percent of the course grade is based on performance on the individual assignments; sixty percent is based on the final examination.

Required Text

Galotti, Kathleen M. (2008). Cognitive Psychology: In and Out of the Laboratory (fourth edition). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth.

ISBN: 0-495-09963-5

Instructor Contact

Phone:(303) 492-4753


Cheri King received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from Colorado State University. Dr. King has taught courses on the psychology of learning, statistics, and research methods (undergraduate and graduate level), writing for psychological research, teaching of psychology, and introductory psychology. She has taught courses at Colorado State University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Graduate School for Professional Psychology at the University of Denver.

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