- Code PSYC3015
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Psychology
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Psychology
- Areas of interest Psychology
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Mark Edwards
- Dr Emma Axelsson
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2016
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This course is an Honours Pathway Course (HPC) and builds on the basic concepts presented in first and second year cognitive psychology and examines issues of contemporary interest. Topics are likely to include memory, social cognition, language, face perception (including prosopagnosia, emotion, and attractiveness), body perception, sleep-related learning, attention, synaesthesia, categorical perception and hemispheric asymmetries, and multiple object tracking. The course covers cognition in infants, children, and adults.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. describe the fundamental concepts and major themes in cognitive psychology, and the theories and methods that have been used to address these.
2. compare and contrast particular approaches to studying cognition (including behavioural, neuropsychological and neuroimaging) in light of their use to answer a particular research question.
3. describe the contemporary issues in cognitive psychology and critically evaluate the empirical evidence in areas of contention.
4. develop a reasoned argument by critically analysing cognitive research.
Indicative AssessmentThis will be arranged in consultation with students, but will include an invigilated examination and a research assignment. The examination must be passed in order for an overall pass in the course to be awarded. Assessment will include an end-of-semester exam (50%), an argumentative essay (30%), a formative argumentative essay (10%), and a reading log (10%).
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Two hours of lectures per week and 18 hours of laboratories spread across the semester.
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|18 Jul 2016
|29 Jul 2016
|31 Aug 2016
|28 Oct 2016