Seminar in Language and Thought

Can subtle differences in the languages we speak affect how we make decisions and remember events? Do people who speak different languages think about and even perceive the world differently? Are some thoughts unthinkable without language? And through what mechanisms might language influence other cognitive processes?

Complex Cognition

How do we get so smart? How are we able to perceive the world around us, learn languages, make decisions, remember the past, and predict the future? How does a mass of neural tissue think? What are thoughts made of? These are the questions we will attempt to answer as we survey some of the major topics in cognitive psychology.

Research Methods

This course will cover the nature of scientific knowledge, how to design and run psychological studies, research ethics, and basic statistics. Most importantly, this class will give you powerful new tools for thinking critically about psychological research, and the practical skills needed to scientifically investigate human behavior and the world around you. You will gain hands on experience with data management and statistics software, as well as designing and running experiments, and you will learn what bags of candy can teach us about probability.

Introduction to Psychological Science

This course will cover the nature of scientific knowledge, how to design and run psychological studies, research ethics, and basic statistics. Most importantly, this class will give you powerful new tools for thinking critically about psychological research, and the practical skills needed to scientifically investigate human behavior and the world around you. You will gain hands on experience with data management and statistics software, as well as designing and running experiments, and you will learn what bags of candy can teach us about probability.