Catalog 2021-2022

PSY 326 Memory and Executive Functioning

This course examines the cognitive psychology of human memory and executive functioning. Memory refers to the maintenance of learned information or skills over time, and executive functioning refers to strategic control processes that regulate our thoughts and behaviors. The course will discuss theories about and distinctions between various forms of memory (e.g., working memory, long-term memory, implicit memory) and types of executive functioning (e.g., maintenance of task goals, shifting attention, prioritizing, updating, sequencing, inhibiting). Additional topics will include metamemory, false memories, dual-task interference, directed forgetting, interference resolution within memory, and recollection versus familiarity.




PSY 101, PSY 211, and PSY 220




every other spring semester.