Undergraduate | MAQ-PSYX2239 | 2024
Perception and Cognition
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Start dates
- 19 Feb 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
Perception and Cognition
About this subject
On successful completion, a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the underlying principles, theories and concepts, and skills in the core topics in perception and cognition
- Analyse, critique, and discuss topics of and research relating to perception and cognition
- Communicate a breadth of understanding of topics in perception and cognition, including in written mode to convey thoughtful, scientifically driven information
- Demonstrate effective application of cognition and perception knowledge, research methods, and ethical principles for positive impact at the foundational level of competency
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
This unit introduces you to two fundamental topics within psychological science: perception and cognition. Perception, using the senses, is an organism's only link to the outside world. As the sole method for our brain to absorb information, perceptual processes mediate what we believe is real and everything we have ever learned. We will explore aspects from the physiological bases of the senses to the rich and complex experiences and illusions that they produce. Cognition is the study of the workings of the human mind. Major topics of cognition include mechanisms of visual and auditory attention, varieties of short- and long-term memory, language processes such as reading and written word recognition. Although the focus of the unit is on normal adult cognition, we will also examine disorders of cognition including acquired dyslexias and various forms of memory impairments.
- Research Participation (5%)
- Mid-session exam (25%)
- Practical worksheets (5%)
- Critical evaluation assignment (25%)
- Course Capability Reflection (0%)
- Final Exam (40%)
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You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Pre-requisite (PSYU1102 or PSYX1102) and (STAT1103 or STAX1103)
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
PSYX2246 Cognitive Processes I and PSYX2247 Perception
If you have completed both PSYX2246 and PSYX2247, please do not enrol in the unit as the two units are considered equivalent to PSYX2239.
If you have completed either PSYX2246 or PSYX2247, you are required to complete PSYX2247
No additional requirements
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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