Cognitive Processes (PSY 310)

2023 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Olesya Blazhenkova,
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Interactive,Communicative,Task based learning
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An introduction to the basic concepts of cognitive psychology, the course surveys areas such as perception, attention, memory and language, and thought. Empirical behavioral evidence about these areas are complemented by recent biological and neuropsychological perspectives and findings.


To teach the foundations of cognitive psychology, so that students will possess the basis for the further study of psychology.


  • At the end of the course the learner is expected to possess the basic knowledge of the main cognitive functions: memory, language, attention, etc.
  • Students are expected to communicate scientific findings clearly.
  • Students are expected to be critical and independent thinkers.
  • use cognitive psychology principles in understanding human behavior


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 4

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 5

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 5

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 4

1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences. 5

2. Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society. 3

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information. 5

1. Develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the workings of human mind and behavior, and use this understanding to advance psychological theory, research and applications. 5

2. Analyze psychological phenomena critically and provide constructive analysis at the individual and the societal levels, and integrate with the professional life. 3

3. Consume and provide input for psychological literature by demonstrating proficiency in research design, methods, and statistical analyses, computing skills, and ethical standards; and develop a habit of expressing these with advanced oral and written skills; share in national and international platforms. 5


  Percentage (%)
Midterm 86
Written Report 7
Presentation 7