PY7012 - Cognition (2021/22)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2021/22|
|Module level||Masters (07)|
|Credit rating for module||20|
|School||School of Social Sciences|
|Total study hours||200|
|Running in 2021/22||
Students will develop their understanding of key theories in cognitive psychology. Students' ability to think critically about these theories, especially in the context of empirical evidence will be facilitated. Research skills will be developed
by running a cognitive psychology experiment and presenting these findings in a research report.
Topics will be drawn from: attention, imagery, judgement, decision making, perception, semantic memory, working memory, face recognition and language comprehension. 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) be able to summarise and evaluate critically theoretical developments in cognitive psychology accounting for empirical evidence.
3) be able to investigate cognitive psychology phenomena using suitable subject relevant research methods and report findings in line with APA guidelines;
Summative assessment consists of (1) two hour unseen exam which addresses all subject areas and learning outcomes 1 and 2 (70%) and (2) a lab report (30%) which addresses one subject area and learning outcome 3. Formative assessment consists of one assessment in which students generate a plan to answer two essay questions.
Baddeley, A, Eysenck, M. and Anderson, M. (2014). Memory (2nd Edition). Hove: Psychology Press.
Goldstein, E. B. (2015). Cognitive Psychology (4th Edition). Belmont, Ca, USA: Thomson Wadsworth.
Hardman, D. (2009). Judgment and decision making. Oxford: Blackwell.
Harley, T. (2008). The psychology of language (3rd ed.). Hove: Psychology Press.