PSYC 5  Psychology of Reasoning and Problem Solving

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH or ENGL 1AM or AMLA 1A

The components involved in reasoning and problem-solving from a psychological perspective. These include the assessment of the different facets of the critical thinking process, such as perception, learning, memory, thought and language, reasoning, argument, hypothesis-testing, likelihood and uncertainty, decision-making (logical fallacies, heuristics, cognitive distortions), problem-solving, creativity, and behavior modification. This course also contains a practical application element involving systematic introspection and analysis of one's own cognitive processes.
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