- 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 2021
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 2 2021, however students are encouraged to attend on-campus activities if possible.
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.
- In-class quizzes. (30) [LO 1,2,3]
- A written assignment. (25) [LO 3,4]
- An invigilated examination. The examination must be passed in order for an overall pass in the course to be awarded. (40) [LO 1,2,3]
- Research participation. (5) [LO 1,2]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 2 hour lecture per week plus 6 x 2 hour laboratory classes spread across the semester.
- Approximately 88 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures and other assessment tasks.
To be determined.
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There is no prescribed textbook.
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