PSYC 5 Psychology of Reasoning and Problem Solving
3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
The components involved in reasoning and problem solving from a psychological perspective. These components assess many facets of the critical thinking process, including perception, learning, memory, thought and language, reasoning, argument, hypothesis testing, likelihood and uncertainty, decision making (logical fallacies, heuristics, cognitive distortions), problem solving, creativity, and behavior modification. This course also contains a practical application element involving systematic introspection and analysis of one's cognitive processes.