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Cognitive Processes I

Undergraduate | MAQ-PSYX2246 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PSYX246

Understand how the human brain works when taking in visuals, sounds, memory and language. Discover the cognitive processes of selecting and sorting. Investigate how brain processes vary in dyslexia and memory impairment.

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Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
18 weeks

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Cognitive Processes I

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Explain and apply the major concepts, theoretical perspectives and empirical findings in cognitive psychology.
    2. Critically evaluate theories and empirical research in studies of various cognitive processes (e.g. attention, memory, language, decision making).
    3. Identify what factors impact on human performance in cognitive tasks (e.g. physiological, neural, linguistic, cultural)

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

and one of

and one of

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PSYX246 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) PSYX246, PSY246, PSY237
Pre-requisite (PSYX104 and PSYX105) or (PSYC104 and PSYC105) or (PSYU1104 and PSYU1105) or (PSYX1101 and PSYX1102 and STAX1103)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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