Advanced Cognitive Lab

Get ready to dig in!  This course provides a capstone experience in cognitive experimentation, and students in this course read and discuss articles from the primary literature, design and conduct experiments, analyze data, and prepare a formal presentation of their work.  We draw upon all of the knowledge and skill you learned in methods, statistics, cognitive psychology, and your advanced courses – so be prepared to pull it all together in this course.

Course Syllabus    Rubric for Lab Presentation          Research Paper Rubric

Con­sider Linda, a 31-year-old woman, sin­gle and bright. As a stu­dent, she was deeply con­cerned with dis­crim­i­na­tion and social jus­tice and also par­tic­i­pated in anti-nuclear protests.

Which is more prob­a­ble? (a) Linda is today a bank teller; (b) Linda is a bank teller and active in the fem­i­nist movement.

Quick, what’s your answer?  No cheating!

If you answered (b), you are like many, many other people who have attempted this puzzle.  But you are also wrong.  Join us and learn how scientists discover these kinds of biases.