- Code PSYC2008
- 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
- Dr Bradley Jack
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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This course provides an in-depth survey of cognitive psychology: the scientific study of how humans process, represent, and recall information. Topics covered include: methodological approaches to cognitive psychology (including cognitive neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience), visual attention, learning, memory, and decision-making. The application of cognitive-psychological knowledge and tools to advancing the understanding of abnormal cognitive processes in patients will also be covered.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills 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. Apply critical analysis skills to evaluate cognitive research studies and conclusions
4. Develop a reasoned argument by critically analysing cognitive research.
In-class quizzes 20% (LO 1-3)
An invigilated examination 50% (LO 1-3)
A written assignment 30% (LO 4)
The examination must be passed in order for an overall pass in the course to be awarded.
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Class contact time: Two hours of lectures per week and 12 hours of laboratories spread across the semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Reading brick will be provided. Text required for the cognition component is: Smith, E.E. and Kosslyn, S.M. (2007) Cognitive Psychology: Mind & Brain. New Jersey: Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-13-182508-9
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