PC4102 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (2020/21)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2020/21|
|Module title||Introduction to Cognitive Psychology|
|Module level||Certificate (04)|
|Credit rating for module||10|
|School||School of Social Sciences|
|Total study hours||100|
|Running in 2020/21||
The module aims to introduce students to an indicative range of topics in cognitive psychology within the context of historical and theoretical development.
The syllabus will be drawn from the topics listed in a typical cognitive psychology textbook, e.g. antecedents to & development of Cognitive Psychology, Perception, Attention, Memory, Thinking, and Language. LO1,LO2,LO3
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Lecturer-provided materials will be placed online. These will include lecture slides with accompanying audio, self-test materials, and – where available – online readings. To accommodate students with hearing difficulties, sub-titles will be provided.
On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
1. understand conceptual issues in cognitive psychology and the history of its development;
2. identify and describe the cognitive structures and processes relevant to the topics covered in the syllabus;
3. evaluate the meaning of empirical evidence derived from research studies.
Formative feedback will be available in the form of: (a) comments on mid-term short-answer questions, and (b) automated responses to mock assessment via multiple-choice questions.
Martin, G.N., Carlson, M.R., & Buskist, W. (2013). Psychology (fifth edition). London: Pearson. [This book is available online via the library’s electronic catalogue]