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Cognitive psychology/Psicología Cognitiva

Datos generales de la materia


Descripción y contextualización de la asignatura

Experimental and Cognitive Psychology: A brief history; The human information processing approach; Perception & psychophysics; Memory & attention; Categorization and semantic memory; Decision making, motivation, and reward.


NombreInstituciónCategoríaDoctor/aPerfil docenteÁreaEmail
MARIN GARCIA, EUGENIAUniversidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko UnibertsitateaProfesorado AgregadoDoctoraBilingüePsicología Bá
RUZZOLI , MANUELABasque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL)OtrosDoctora


CE1. Adquisición de conocimientos avanzados sobre temas avanzados en psicología cognitiva.25.0 %
CE2. Conocer las principales metodologías en el estudio de temas avanzados sobre psicología cognitiva.25.0 %
CE3. Aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos de forma creativa para identificar problemas y plantear diseños de investigación sobre los temas discutidos en el curso.25.0 %
CE4. Identificación de los sistemas y procesos en temas avanzados en psicología cognitiva25.0 %

Tipos de docencia

TipoHoras presencialesHoras no presencialesHoras totales
P. de Aula101020
P. Ordenador102535

Sistemas de evaluación

DenominaciónPonderación mínimaPonderación máxima
Exposiciones50.0 % 50.0 %
Trabajos Prácticos50.0 % 50.0 %


This course offers an overview of Cognitive Psychology and the mechanisms and neural correlates of main cognitive processes.

It is oriented to psychologists, biologists and psycholinguists interested in understanding the cognitive mechanisms underlying brain functions. Perception, attention, consciousness, emotion, learning and memory, will be the highlighted topics to be discussed within this course. Students will be introduced to different methodological approaches used in in cognition, such as behavioral, electrophysiological and neuroimaging methods, including brain stimulation. Through the analysis and discussion of previous empirical evidence, students will learn how these processes operate in the brain and how it is possible to assess these processes in healthy and pathological human subjects experimentally.


Materiales de uso obligatorio

There is no textbook for this class, but the following manual can be used as a guide:

Goldstein, E. B. (2008, 2011). Cognitive Psychology. Wadsworth, USA.

Gazzaniga, Michael S.; Ivry, Richard B.; Mangun, George R. (2009). Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind (3rd ed.). New York: W.W. Norton. ISBN 978-0-393-92795-5.

A list of readings selected from scholarly articles and book chapters will be provided as well at the beginning of the course.

Bibliografía básica

Anderson, J. R. (1995). Learning and Memory: An integrated approach. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Anderson, M. C., & Neely, J. H. (1996). Interference and inhibition in memory retrieval. In E. L. Bjork, & R. A. Bjork (Eds.), Handbook of perception and memory, Vol. 10: Memory (pp. 237-313). San Diego: Academic Press.

Craik, F. I. M., & Tulving, E. (1975). Depth of processing and the retention of words in

episodic memory. J Exp Psychol Gen, 104, 268-294.

Cowan, N. (2005). Working memory capacity. New York: Psychology Press.

Craik, F. I. M., & Tulving, E. (1975). Depth of processing and the retention of words in

episodic memory. J Exp Psychol Gen, 104, 268-294.

Cowan, N. (2005). Working memory capacity. New York: Psychology Press.

Crowder, R. G. (1976). Principles of Learning and Memory. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Dosher, B. A. (1979). Empirical approaches to information processing: Speed-accuracy tradeoff functions or reaction time. Acta Psychologica, 43, 347-359.

Lachman, R., Lachman, J. L., & Butterfield, E. C. (1979). Cognitive Psychology and information processing: An introduction. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Macmillan, N. A., & Creelman, C. D. (2005). Detection Theory: A User's Guide (2nd ed.). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Murphy, G. L. (2002). The big book of concepts. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Rayner, K., & Pollatsek, A. (1989). The psychology of reading. New York: Prentice-Hall.

Shipley, T. (1961) Classics in Psychology. New York: Philosophical Library.

Styles, E. A. (2005). Attention, Perception, and Memory: An integrated introduction. New York: Psychology Press.

Tulving, E. (1972). Episodic and semantic memory. In E. Tulving & W. Donaldson (Eds.), Organization of Memory (pp. 382-402). New York, NY: Academic Press, Inc.

Tulving, E., & Thomson, D. M. (1973). Encoding specificity and retrieval processes in episodic memory. Psychological Review, 80(5), 352-373.

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