Practicum in psychology II

Study level: Undergraduate study programme in psychology
Lecturers: Mirjana Tonković, Ph.D., Jasmina Tomas, Ivan Tomić
Language: Croatian
Semester: 3rd (winter)
Status: mandatory
Form of instruction with class hours: 75 hours of auditory and laboratory exercises
Prerequisites: Statistics in psychology II, Practicum in psychology I
Student evaluation: grade is formed on the basis of grades of weekly written reports

Course description

Applying different experimental designs, techniques of  measurement in skill acquisition, learning and memory research. Symbolic learning. Methods of measurement of effects of learning. Meaningfulness of learning material and retention. and Serial position effect. Positive and negative transfer of learning. Short-term memory. The nature of long-term memory.  Concept acquisition. Mnemonics. The nature of sensory information and learning. Effects of feedback on learning. Motivation and learning. Retention and forgetting. Associations. Mental set. Cognitive schemes. Classical and instrumental  learning. Behavioral modeling.

Course objectives

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge about methodology of data collection, data analyses and data presentation in psychology by demonstrating some of the most prominent phenomena in the area of learning, retention and forgetting. It is also to expect that students will gain more in-depth knowledge in learning theory and practice, as well as master their skills in writing research reports.

Required readings

Bujas, Z. (1981). Uvod u metode eksperimentalne psihologije. Zagreb: Školska knjiga.
Rathus, S.A. (2001). Temelji psihologije. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap.
Zarevski, P. (2001). Psihologija pamćenja i učenja. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap.

Recommended readings
Sternberg, R.J. (2003). Kognitivna psihologija. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap.
Atkinson, R.L. et al. (1993). Introduction to Psychology. New York: Harcourt Brace College Publishers.