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Western Kentucky University

Psychological Sciences

Concentration in Cognitive Psychology

The concentration in Cognitive Psychology concentration emphasizes the scientific study of mental processes such as attention, perception, memory, problem-solving, thinking, and language use. 

Foundations of Psychology (15 hours)

  • PSYS 100 Introductory Psychology is required 
  • Developmental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 220 Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition (3 hours)
    • PSYS 333 Cognitive Psychology is required
  • Individual Differences and Social Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 350 Social Psychology
    • PSYS 440 Abnormal Psychology
  • Biological Bases of Behavior and Mental Processes (3 hours)
    • PSYS 360 Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSYS 363 Sensory and Perceptual Systems

Research Methods and Statistics (7 hours)

  • PSYS 210 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYS 211 Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
  • PSYS 313 Statistics in Psychology

Capstone (3 hours)

  • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
  • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology

Cognitive Psychology Concentration Courses (12 hours)

  • PSYS 290 Supervised Study in Psychology
  • PSYS 331 Psychology of Learning
  • PSYS 363 Sensory and Perceptual Systems
  • PSYS 423 Psychology of Adult Life and Aging
  • PSYS 431 Psychology of Language
  • PSYS 433 Judgment & Decision Making
  • PSYS 462 Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
  • PSYS 481 History of Psychology
  • PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology
  • PSYS 499 Senior Seminar in Psychology (category-related topic)
  • PSY 412 Psychology of Motivation and Emotion

Program Total: 37 credit hours 

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 Last Modified 9/25/14