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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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PSYC 4620 - Cognitive Engineering

Covers cognitive theory from an applied perspective to understand and predict the interactions among human cognition, artifact (i.e. tools), and task. Cognitive task analysis techniques will be taught and used throughout the course, as well techniques for collecting and analyzing fine-grained behavioral data. Topics covered may include visual search and visual attention, cognitive skills and its acquisition, hard and soft constraints on interactive behavior, human error, soft constraints on judgment and decision-making, and experts and expertise.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: PSYC/PHIL 2120 or PSYC 2310 or PSYC 4370 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Cross Listed: Cross-listed with COGS 4620. Students cannot obtain credit for both this course and COGS 4620.

Credit Hours: 4

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