• Offered by Research School of Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bradley Jack
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, 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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. In-class quizzes. (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. A written assignment. (25) [LO 3,4]
  3. 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]
  4. Research participation. (5) [LO 1,2]

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Workload

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.



Inherent Requirements

To be determined.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed PSYC1003 and PSYC1004.

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed textbook.

Majors

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6533 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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