Gilles O. Einstein
Department Chair and Professor of Psychology
Memory cognition in younger and older adults
Who is Gil Einstein?
I was born in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and moved to the United States when I was four. I was raised in God's country, New Jersey, and received a BA from Lafayette College and a PhD from the University of Colorado. (In the middle of graduate school, I took a year off to be a ski bum in Crested Butte, Colorado). Although I was fortunate to have many outstanding teachers, my most influential mentors were Burt Cohen at Lafayette College and Bill Battig at the University of Colorado. I have been teaching at Furman University since 1977. I love teaching and research and some of my greatest rewards come from involving students in research. Over the years, over 30 students have coauthored papers with me.
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General Psychology - PSY 111
Description: Comprehensive introduction to psychology as a behavioral science through a survey of historical, empirical, and theoretical perspectives of psychological research. Topics may include biological bases of behavior, development, learning, personality, cognition,perception, motivation, behavior disorders, and social psychology.Students must either participate in research projects or write summaries of published research articles
Research Methods and Statistics I and II - PSY 201 and 202
Psychology 111 and a course in mathematics.
Offered: Fall, and Spring
Description of 201: Introduction to the principles of science,research design, data collection with animals and humans, statistic analysis, and scientific writing.. Designed to acquaint students with the scientific methods used to study behavior; covers the fundamental methodological, statistical, and writing skills necessary for most advanced psychology courses. lab work, computer analysis of data, and written reports of laboratory projects are integral to the course. 4credits
Description of 202: Continuation of first research methods and statistics course. Introduction to the principles of science, research design, data collection with animals and humans, statistical analysis,and scientific writing. Designed to acquaint students with the scientific methods used to study behavior; covers the fundamental methodological, statistical, and writing skills necessary for most advanced psychology courses. lab work, computer analysis of data, and written reports of laboratory projects are integral to the course. 4credits
SPSS Tutorial for an introduction to SPSS and basic statistical procedures
Memory and Cognition
Prerequisites: Psychology 111 and 201.Back to top
Description: Examination of the research and theories of human memory and cognition. Topics include perception, attention, encoding and retrieval processes, forgetting, the nature of long-term memory, and decision-making. Experimental approaches to studying these topics will be discussed. Lab projects focus on experimental methods for studying cognitive processes. 4 credits