20 credits at level HE7
To develop an advanced understanding of theory and conceptual analysis within cognitive psychology informed by current research
To develop and enhance studentsí ability to critically evaluate theoretical and empirical elements of cognitive psychology
To develop studentsí advanced understanding of how cognitive psychology can be applied across a range of contexts.
Perception, Learning & Memory Thinking & Language
Short-term memory Problem-Solving
Long-term memory Creative Problem-solving
Face and object reco Sentence Comprehension
Concepts and Categories Discourse Comprehension
Attention Speech Production
The module delivery will include a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars and guided reading. Teaching will occur via 11 lectures, 4 workshops and 5 seminars incorporating group discussion and structured activities. Workshops and seminars are designed to explore in depth the issues covered in lectures and help students achieve the learning outcomes expected at HE7. The workshops enhance the student experience by allowing students time to engage in small group discussion facilitated by a tutor. Seminars facilitate in depth consideration and discussion of topics covered on the module. For coursework at this level, students will be expected to consult primary sources such as journal articles.
Learning outcomes will be assessed via 2 coursework essays which require independent research and critical evaluation. It is compulsory for students to answer questions within the areas of both perception, learning and memory and thinking and language.
Module time allocations are:
Class contact = 24- 36 hours (including self directed learning and seminars).
Private study = 164 hours (to include recommended reading, independent study, and preparation of coursework)
TOTAL = 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate advanced knowledge of current theoretical and empirical research within cognitive psychology.||Conceptualise and synthesise theoretical and empirical issues within cognitive psychology and show an advanced appreciation of how theory has been used to further understanding of key concepts.|
|2.||Critically evaluate theory and empirical contributions to cognitive psychology.||Produce critically evaluative commentaries of research and practice with reference to primary sources within cognitive psychology.|
|3.||Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which psychological theory can be applied to practical problems within cognitive psychology.||Critically review how psychological theory has been applied and to draw out the implications of these applications.|
|4.||Critically evaluate a variety of experimental and non-
experimental methodologies used to study cognitive phenomena
4a. identify different methodologies and critically
evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these
4b. identify and justify the most appropriate conditions for the use of different methodologies.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2,500 essay||2,500 essay|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Baddeley, A.D. (2003). Working Memory. Oxford: Oxford University Press..
Eysenck, M.W., & Keane, M.T. (2005). Cognitive psychology: A studentís handbook. Hove: LEA.
Ferreira, V.S., Sleve, L.R., & Rogers, E.S. (2005). How do speakers avoid ambiguous linguistic expressions? Cognition, 96, 263-284
Harley, T (2008). The psychology of language: from data to theory. Hove: Psychology Press.
Kahney, H. (1993). Problem solving: Current issues. Buckingham: Open University Press.
Kershaw, T.C. & Ohlsonn, S. (2004). Multiple causes of difficulty in insight: The case of the nine-dot problem. Journal or Experimental Psychology; Learning, Memory and Cognition, 30, 1, 3-13.
Roth, I. & Bruce, V. (1995). Perception and representation: Current Issues (2nd ed.). Buckingham: OU Press.
Whitney, P. (1997). The psychology of language. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.
Students are expected to search for, select and review current journal articles on the topics covered.
|Host Subject Group:||Psychology|
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