PSYC355 Learning and Cognition
Human beings have a distinct ability to think. The ability to contemplate, analyze, plan or remember sets us apart from other species although we share the ability to learn through operant conditioning and experience with other higher order mammals. This course examines the fundamental elements of how human beings learn, how they make meaning and how our minds work to perceive, remember, reason, speak and solve problems. The focus of this course will be to examine how mental processes operate in the midst of solving problems in life and at work. The course investigates current applications in computers and artificial intelligence and how thinking and behaving creatively are changing with the escalation of high tech high touch devices and applications. Understanding how adults learn and how to create learning organizations are especially crucial competencies for those who seek careers on the human side of the business world.
Available online only.