Core Concepts to Cover:

  1. 3-Stage memory model: Sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory
  2. Encoding, storage, and retrieval of memories
  3. How forgetting happens
  4. Traumatic brain injuries and other brain decays
  5. Eyewitness testimony and memory distortions
  6. Methods for improving memory

Core Vocabulary to Cover:

priming
chunking
encoding
maintenance rehearsal
episodic memory
declarative memory
procedural memory

retrieval
recall
recognition
mnemonic
serial position effect
massed practice
distributed practice

semantic memory
sensory memory
anterorgrade amnesia
retrograde amnesia
sleeper effect
Alzheimer’s

Core Concepts to Cover:

  1. Overview of the thinking process and concept formation
  2. Overview of problem solving algorithms and heuristics
  3. Nature of intelligence and how to validly measure it
  4. Elements of creativity and how to validly measure it

Core Vocabulary to Cover:

convergent thinking
divergent thinking
mental set
mental images

intelligence quotient
crystallized intelligence
fluid intelligence
bell curve
standard score
percentile rank

concept
functional fixedness
heuristic
algorithm

Core Concepts to Cover:

  1. Structure of human language
  2. Stages of human language development: Receptive and Expressive
  3. Second language learning
  4. Overview of language comprehension
  5. Overview of language production
  6. Noam Chomsky’s contribution to language research
  7. Evaluating animal language studies

Core Vocabulary to Cover:

morpheme
phoneme

syntax
grammar
semantics

over extension
over generalization
linguistics

Movies That Teach About Language Acquisition

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12 Angry Men
Rating: Not rated
Arrival (2016)
Field of Psychology:
Rating: PG-13
Finding Dory (2016)
Field of Psychology:
Rating: PG
Forrest Gump (1994)
Rating: PG-13
Lucy (2014)
Rating: R
Memento (2000)
Field of Psychology:
Rating: R
Rain Man (1988)
Field of Psychology:
Rating: R
The I Inside (2003)
Field of Psychology:
Rating: R

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