- Class Number 8916
- Term Code 3060
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Bradley Jack
- Dr Bradley Jack
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 27/07/2020
- Class End Date 30/10/2020
- Census Date 31/08/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
This course provides an in-depth survey of cognitive psychology: the scientific study of how we think. Topics covered include: methodological approaches to cognitive psychology, attention and consciousness, emotion, learning, memory, and decision-making. This course will also cover the application of psychological principles to advancing the understanding of abnormal cognitive processes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the fundamental concepts and major themes in cognitive psychology, and the theories and methods that have been used to address these.
- Compare and contrast particular approaches to studying cognition (including behavioural, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging) in light of their use to answer a particular research question.
- Apply critical analysis skills to evaluate cognitive research studies and conclusions.
- Develop a reasoned argument by critically analysing cognitive research.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|2||Lecture and Tutorial||In-class quiz|
|4||Lecture and Tutorial||In-class quiz|
|6||Lecture and Tutorial||In-class quiz|
|8||Lecture and Tutorial||In-class quiz|
|10||Lecture and Tutorial||In-class quiz|
|12||Lecture and Tutorial||In-class quiz, research participation|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Quiz||30 %||03/08/2020||05/11/2020||1, 2, 3|
|Essay||25 %||21/09/2020||06/11/2020||3, 4|
|Exam||40 %||05/11/2020||03/12/2020||1, 2, 3|
|Research participation||5 %||30/10/2020||03/12/2020||1, 2|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Please note, that where a date range is used in the Assessment Summary in relation to exams, the due date and return date indicate the approximate timeframe in which the exam will be held and results returned to the student (official end of Semester results released on ISIS). Students should consult the course wattle site and the ANU final examination timetable to confirm the date, time and venue of the exam.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
This assessment addresses Learning Outcomes 1, 2, and 3, and is aimed at ensuring that students have early feedback regarding their level of understanding of the course content covered in lectures and the style of exam questions.
Value: Each quiz is worth 5% each (total 30%)
Due: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12
Returned: 1 week after submission
The date range for these tasks indicates the approximate due date for the first quiz, and the approximate return date for the last quiz. There are 6 quizzes due over the semester. It is intended that the marked quizzes will be returned within 1 week after submission. Further details can be found on the Course Wattle site.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 3, 4
This assessment addresses Learning Outcomes 3 and 4. The task is not a literature review, but will instead require students to have a deep understanding of the material they read and engage in critical analysis of psychological research in order to formulate practical recommendations regarding a real-world issue. More information will be provided in tutorial classes. Word-limit: 2,000 words.
Due: Beginning of week 7
Returned: Beginning of week 10
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Students are required to pass an invigilated component worth at least 40% of the course. In this course, this will consist of the final Exam, which will be held at the end of the semester. It will contain multiple-choice and short-answer questions and/or essays.
The date range in the Assessment Summary indicates the start of the end of semester exam period and the date official end of semester results are released on ISIS. Please check the ANU final Examination Timetable http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/assessments-exams/examination-timetable to confirm the date, time and location exam.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2
This activity is designed to give students first-hand experience of experimental research in Psychology. Students are required to either earn five hours of research participation credit (i.e., 5 credits) via SONA (https://anupsych.sona-systems.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f), or if they prefer, complete an alternative commensurate learning activity (details of which can be received by contacting Dr Bradley Jack). If students wish to undertake the alternative activity, then they need to notify Dr Bradley Jack before the end of Week 9.
Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded. This applies to the in-class quizzes.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations. This applies to all other assessments
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Assignments will be returned to students through Wattle and/or in class.
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
No resubmission permitted.
Distribution of grades policyAcademic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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