PsychologyPSYC 139Q Analogy and Transfer

Examines the cognitive processes involved in analogical reasoning (understanding one example, object, problem, or event in terms of another better-understood one) and the transfer of knowledge (applying knowledge from one situation to another). Although discussion includes analogical reasoning and transfer in "genius" or exceptionally creative moments, students primarily focus on all the ways in which the same cognitive processes of analogy and transfer support day-to-day learning, thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving. Satisfies seminar requirement. Satisfies senior comprehensive requirement.


Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology and cognitive science majors.



Quarter offered



Hannah Hausman