PC5006S - Cognitive Psychology (2019/20)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2019/20|
|Module title||Cognitive Psychology|
|Module level||Intermediate (05)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||School of Social Sciences|
|Total study hours||150|
|Running in 2019/20||
Cognitive psychology focuses on the internal representations and processes underlying perception, attention, memory, language, decision making and problem solving. Students will learn to create their own experiment using Superlab, and this second year module, they will gain understanding about special topics such as speech perception, bilingualism, and face recognition.
Prior learning requirements
Any introductory psychology module
Topics will be drawn from: judgement and decision making, semantic memory, working memory, long-term memory, speech perception, bilingualism, face perception and adolescent cognition. LO1,LO2,LO3
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Students will gain core knowledge and understanding of the topics through lectures, but deeper understanding, evaluation and skill development will be promoted through directed study of recommended reading material, seminars, and online resources.
On successful completion of this module, students will:
1. possess systematic in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of a range of core topic areas and related research in cognitive psychology;
2. have comprehensive knowledge and critical awareness of a range of different research methods used in cognitive psychology;
3. be able to summarise and evaluate critically theoretical developments in cognitive psychology in the light of empirical evidence.
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.
Goldstein, E. B. (2010). Sensation and Perception. 8th edition
Goldstein, E. B. (2011). Cognitive Psychology (with CogLab 2.0 and Manual). 3rd edition
Neath, I. & Suprenant, A.M. (2011). Human Memory. 2nd Edition
Hoff, E. (2009). Language Development. 4th edition.
Hornik-Parritz, R. H. & Troy, M. F. (2011). Disorders of Childhood. 1st edition.