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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (PSY-151)


Varies (self study, self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

December 2019 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: examine the definition of cognition and explore the historical developments and events; analyze the components of short term, long term, and the working-memory systems; explore how metacognition can make cognitive processes more effective; explain how knowledge is stored and organized; analyze the factors of language formation and comprehension; examine several approaches that influence effective problem solving; and investigate several types of heuristics that guide the decision-making process.


This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the field of cognitive psychology. Major topics include the perceptual processes, memory, imagery, general knowledge, and language. The material focuses on problem-solving and creativity, reasoning and decision making. Instructional methods include a study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (1/20).