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Course description[edit]

Introduction to cognitive psychology. Structure and processes underlying cognition including perception, memory, attention, language, problem solving, imagery, etc. Emphasis on theories and empirical evidence for understanding cognition.

Instructor and Ambassadors[edit]

Instructor
Dr. Greta Munger Greta Munger (talk)
Campus Ambassadors
Online Ambassadors
Smallman12q (talk)


Timeline[edit]

August 22: Wikipedia Essentials[edit]

In class
  • Overview of the course
  • Introduction to how Wikipedia will be used in the course
  • Handout: Welcome to Wikipedia (available in print or online from the Wikimedia Foundation)
Assignment (due August 26)
  • Read Five pillars, an explanation of Wikipedia's basic rules and principles

August 29: Editing basics[edit]

Background information
Assignments (in class, September 2)
  • Create a Wikipedia account, create a user page, and sign up on the list of students on the course page.
  • To practice editing and communicating on Wikipedia, introduce yourself to one of the class's Online Ambassadors (via talk page), and leave a message for a classmate on their user talk page.
Milestone
  • All students have Wikipedia user accounts and are listed on the course page.

August 29: Editing basics[edit]

Background information
Assignments (in class, September 2)
  • Create a Wikipedia account, create a user page, and sign up on the list of students on the course page.
  • To practice editing and communicating on Wikipedia, introduce yourself to one of the class's Online Ambassadors (via talk page), and leave a message for a classmate on their user talk page.
Milestone
  • All students have Wikipedia user accounts and are listed on the course page.

August 29: Editing basics[edit]

Background information
Assignments (in class, September 2)
  • Create a Wikipedia account, create a user page, and sign up on the list of students on the course page.
  • To practice editing and communicating on Wikipedia, introduce yourself to one of the class's Online Ambassadors (via talk page), and leave a message for a classmate on their user talk page.
Milestone
  • All students have Wikipedia user accounts and are listed on the course page.

September 5: Using sources[edit]

Background information
Assignment (in class, September 9)
  • Learn about finding journal articles (for citations)
Follow-up assignment (due September 12)
  • Add 1–2 sentences of new information, backed up with a citation to an appropriate source, to a Wikipedia article related to the class.

September 12: Choosing articles[edit]

Assignments (due September 12)
  • Indicate preferences for an article to work on.
Partners (in class, September 16)
  • Begin bibliography of relevant research and post it to the talk page of the article you are working on. Begin reading the sources.

September 19: Drafting starter articles[edit]

Background information
  • Instructor and/or Campus Ambassadors talk about Wikipedia culture & etiquette.
  • Q&A session with instructor and/or Campus Ambassadors about interacting on Wikipedia and getting started with writing
  • Video resource: Sandbox tutorial
Assignments (due September 23)
  • If you are starting a new article, write a 3–4 paragraph summary version of your article (with citations) in your Wikipedia sandbox. If you are improving an existing article, write a summary version reflecting the content the article will have after it's been improved, and post this along with a brief description of your plans on the article's talk page.
  • Begin working with classmates and Online Ambassadors to polish your short starter article and fix any major transgressions of Wikipedia norms.
  • Continue research in preparation for expanding your article.
Milestone
  • All students have started editing articles or drafts on Wikipedia.

September 19-October 21: Writing & Editing[edit]

Background information
Wiki assignments (due October 21)
  • Move sandbox articles into main space.
  • For new articles or qualifying expansions of stubs, compose a one-sentence "hook," nominate it for "Did you know," and monitor the nomination for any issues identified by other editors.

October 24: Getting and giving feedback[edit]

Wiki assignments (due October 28)
  • Peer review two of your classmates' articles. Leave suggestions on the article talk pages.
  • Copy-edit the two reviewed articles.
Milestone
  • All articles have been reviewed by others. All students have reviewed articles by their classmates.

October 31-November 18: Responding to feedback[edit]

Wiki assignments (due November 18)
  • Make edits to your article based on peers' feedback.
  • Add final touches to you Wikipedia article.
  • Nominate your article for Good Article status.
  • "Final" version for grade.

November 18: Reflective essay[edit]

Optional
  • Add final touches to your Wikipedia article. Try to address issues from Good Article reviews.
Wiki assignments (due December 2)
  • Write a reflective essay (2-5 pages) on your Wikipedia contributions.


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Articles[edit]

User 1 User 2 User 3 Article
Tristin Louise (talk · contribs) Sarahay (talk · contribs) Childhood amnesia
Emmatiak (talk · contribs) Dana Westerkam (talk · contribs) Confabulation
Taylor Haynes (talk · contribs) Seth Kindig (talk · contribs) Deese-Roediger-McDermott paradigm
ChelseyLandis13 (talk · contribs) Kendrick Miles (talk · contribs) Embodied cognition
Margaret Cookson (talk · contribs) DrewBlundell (talk · contribs) Encoding specificity principle
Blford (talk · contribs) Tamara Hill (talk · contribs) Eyewitness memory
Violetta Bogopolsky (talk · contribs) Andrea Kunz (talk · contribs) Flashbulb memory
CaitlinJames (talk · contribs) Catherine Hare (talk · contribs) Misinformation effect
Nadia Brashier (talk · contribs) Charles L. Ford, IV (talk · contribs) Waterlily16 (talk · contribs) Culture in music cognition
Rebeccaworrell (talk · contribs) Jacqueline Morges (talk · contribs) Music_and_emotion
Linnea Ng (talk · contribs) JessieRoseLi (talk · contribs) Global precedence
stsynn (talk · contribs) Tathiana Marcelin (talk · contribs) Reminiscence bump
StephanieGerow (talk · contribs) SarahMDavis (talk · contribs) Subliminal stimuli
Sara Frances Garcia (talk · contribs) Eyyuphan (talk · contribs) Psychological refractory period
Possible articles to edit...
Chapter 2 Chapter 6
Navon figure Implicit memory
McGurk effect Levels-of-processing effect
Subliminal stimuli Encoding specificity principle
Embodied cognition Remember versus know judgements
Chapter 3 Chapter 7
Attention add sections? Autobiographical memory add sections?
Visual search Childhood amnesia
Attentional blink Reminiscence bump
Change blindness Flashbulb memory
Psychological refractory period Chapter 8
Chapter 4 Eyewitness memory
Memory span Misinformation effect
Working memory add sections? Source-monitoring error
Phonological loop Confabulation
Attention restoration theory Deese-Roediger-McDermott paradigm
Chapter 5 Music and psychology
Face perception add sections? Music psychology add sections?
face topic: race Music cognition add sections?
face topic: gender
face topic: beauty
face topic: emotion

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Grading[edit]

Wikipedia grade details
Percent of total course grade, adds up to 34%

  • User accounts (0.5%)
  • New source (0.5%)
  • Sources on draft/discussion (2%)
  • Moving to main space, content evaluated (10%)
  • Peer review (2%)
  • Did you know.../Good article nominations (1%)
  • "Final" article (16%)
  • Reflective essay (2%)


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