08:702:536 Cognitive Approaches to Music Learning

Cognitive psychology is a broad sub-discipline within the larger field of psychology that concentrates on the study of mental processes. The range of subjects covered will include attention, memory, problem solving, imagery, optimal experience, knowledge representation, language, and comprehension. This course will provide an overview of the field especially as it applies to music and music education. To provide greater depth, the second half of the course will focus on study of one sub-discipline: varying theories about individual differences.