Office hours (HH368): MW 10-11 and by appointment.
Email: email@example.com. Phone: 519-888-4567, extension 33594.
Web page: http://cogsci.uwaterloo.ca/courses/phil-psych447+673.15fall.html
Time: T 8:30-11:20 , HH 138. To improve learning, please turn off all electronic devices such as phones, computers, and transcranial magnetic stimulators. See blog for reasons.
Student Presentation Schedule (updated Nov. 24):
Makeups, Dec. 1, 8:40: Akanksha, Timothy
Group 3 (culture): Dec. 1: Mujtaba, Zenusha, Vanessa, Hanh, Louise, Ross
Group 4 (technology): Dec. 1: Andrew, Xiangbo, Morvika, Thenoosiya, Hailey, Erica
If you need use Powerpoint, email me a file by 8:00 a.m. the day of your presentation.
Textbook: P. Thagard, Mind-Society: From Brains to Social Science, download from here. Now includes chapter 8 and chapter 9.
Assignments: Marks will be based on:
Description: Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, operating at the intersection of psychology, philosophy, computer science, linguistics, anthropology, and neuroscience.
This course will discuss the relevance of new findings in cognitive science for understanding and promoting social change. Topics will include personal relationships, prejudice, political ideology, economic crashes, religion, and war.
|2||Sept. 22||Social change||1||de la Sablonnière|
|3||Sept. 29||Cognitive mechanisms||2||Langley|
|4||Oct. 6||Social mechanisms||3||Hedstrom|
|5||Oct. 13||Romantic relationships||4||Murray|
|Economic booms and crashes||7||Samson|
|11||Nov. 24||Student presentations|
|12||Dec. 1||Student presentations|
For undergraduates, this class is a core course for the Cognitive Science Minor.
For graduate students, this can can count toward the Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Science.
Cognitive Science Glossary
Cognitive Science Resources
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Social Change
Week 3: Cognitive mechanisms
Week 4: Social mechanisms
Week 5: Romantic relationships
Week 6: Prejudice
Week 7: Ideology
Week 8: Economic crashes
Week 9: Religion
Week 10: War
From the Faculty of Arts:
All students registered in the courses of the Faculty of Arts are expected to know what constitutes academic integrity, to avoid committing academic offences, and to take responsibility for their actions. When the commission of an offence is established, disciplinary penalties will be imposed in accord with Policy #71 (Student Academic Discipline). For information on categories of offences and types of penalties, students are directed to consult the summary of Policy #71 which is supplied in the Undergraduate Calendar (section 1; on the Web at www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infousec/Policies/policy71.htm). If you need help in learning what constitutes an academic offence; how to avoid offences such as plagiarism, cheating, and double submission; how to follow appropriate rules with respect to “group work” and collaboration; or if you need clarification of aspects of the discipline policy, ask your TA and/or your course instructor for guidance. Other resources regarding the discipline policy are your academic advisor and the Undergraduate Associate Dean. Students who believe that they have been wrongfully or unjustly penalized have the right to grieve; refer to Policy #70, Student Grievance, http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/Policies/policy70.htm.”
Faculty of Arts information on plagiarism and other offences.
Computational Epistemology Laboratory.
This page updated Nov. 24, 2015