In this learning pathway, we will explore the scientific study of mental processes. As you make your way through this learning pathway make note of the ways in which altered states have similar neural signatures. By the end of this pathway you will have a greater appreciation of the higher-level cognitive processes that contribute to our distinctiveness as a species.



Dr. Dukewich provides a brief orientation to this learning pathway on some of the more complex forms of cognition.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Pathway Learning Outcomes

By the end of this learning pathway you should be able to:

  • Define cognitive psychology
  • Distinguish concepts and schemas
  • Identify problem-solving strategies, including algorithms and heuristics
  • Recognize some common roadblocks to effective problem solving including five types of decision bias
  • Define language and describe the components of language
  • Explain the relationship between language and thinking