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Special Topics in Cognition (460-0-22)


Visual Maps for Arguments


Steven Franconeri
2029 Sheridan Road
Office Hours: By Appointment

Meeting Info

Swift Hall 231: Thurs 12:00PM - 2:50PM

Overview of class

Graduate seminar course on concept maps, argument maps, and other visual support tools for reasoning and evidence evaluation. There will be a special emphasis on arguments related to public policy, clear explanations of prescriptions backed by data & evidence, and battling irrationality in the world.

Teaching Method

We'll be joined frequently by the folks who develop this software & related courseware (

Evaluation Method

Students will read, present, and discuss papers from the cognitive sciences, learning sciences, diagrams, HCI, AI literatures.

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Pre-requisite: Student must be part of the Psychology PhD program to enroll.