PSYC 2603



Course No. and Title:

PSYC 2603 Foundations of Memory and Cognition

Credit Value:

Three (3) credit hours

Benefits of the course

  • This course introduce the area of cognitive psychology 
  • Students will be exposed to research examples that illustrate the scientific methods used in cognitive psychology
  • Students will lay the foundation for further study in cognitive psychology.

Course Description:

Introduction to the fundamental principles of human and animal learning, memory and cognition in the laboratory and everyday world.


Introductory Psychology (6 ch) or permission of instructor.

Course Author:

Dr. C. Darren Piercey, Psychology Department, UNB, Fredericton.

Course Features:

For each chapter covered you will have access to the following:

  1. Main Concept Summary
  2. Glossary of Terms
  3. Study Guides
  4. Net Searches
  5. Online Quizzes

Course Format:

The course covers the following 12 chapters from the textbook.

  1. Cognitive Psychology: History, Methods and Paradigms
  2. The Brain: An Overview of Structure and Function
  3. Perceiving Objects and Recognizing Patterns
  4. Paying Attention
  5. Memory Structures
  6. Memory Processes
  7. Concepts and Categorization
  8. Visual Imagery and Spatial Cognition
  9. Language
  10. Thinking, Problem Solving, and Reasoning
  11. Making Decisions
  12. Individual, Aging, and Gender Differences in Cognition

Course Texts:

Cognitive Psychology: In and Out of the Laboratory, Kathleen Galotti, Myra Fernandes, Jonathan Fugelsang, and Jennifer Stolz, ISBN: 0176440658

Textbooks can be ordered from the UNB Fredericton Bookstore:

Assignments & Examinations:

Twelve quizzes (one quiz per chapter) worth a total of 40%, each quiz consists of 25 multiple-choice questions. Midterm Exam (Chapters 1 to 6) consists of 75 mutiple choice questions. Final Online Exam (Chapters 7 to 12) consists of 75 multiple-choice questions.

Quizzes 40%
Midterm Exam 30%
Final Online Exam 30%
Total Marks 100%

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Time Limit:

6 months from registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course.


Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
More information on fees for this course.

Methods of Payment:

Once you complete the Apply Now form below, please send payment. Methods of payment accepted:
Cash (Do not send in the mail. Please deliver to the College of Extended Learning, 2nd Level, Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton Campus)
Cheque or money order (Mail to UNB College of Extended Learning, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3)
MasterCard / VISA / American Express (Please call the College of Extended Learning at 1-866-599-4646  or 506 453-4646 with your credit card number, expiry date, and the name as it appears on the card. Please do not send credit card information via email).

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.