PC4102 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (2017/18)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2017/18|
|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 2017/18||
Cognitive psychology is the study of how people: perceive and pay attention to their environment; remember, learn from and think about information; and communicate with others, especially using spoken language. This module provides introductory level coverage of a range of cognitive psychology topics within the context of historical and theoretical development.
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.
Learning and teaching
Lecturer-provided materials will be placed online. These will include lecture slides with accompanying audio, self-test materials, and – where available – online readings.
On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
1. describe conceptual issues in cognitive psychology and the history of its development;
2. describe the cognitive structures and processes relevant to the topics covered in the syllabus;
3. explain the meaning of data 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 non-summative multiple-choice questions.
Martin, G.N., Carlson, M.R., & Buskist, W. (2011). Psychology (fourth edition). London: Pearson. [This book is available online via the library’s electronic catalogue]
Davey, G. (Ed.) (2008). Complete Psychology (second edition). Oxford: Hodder Education.