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Cognition and Human Performance

Undergraduate | SWI-PSY20006 | 2024

Investigate the field of cognition and the methods psychologists use to study performance.

Sort through the contents of the mind and determine how they relate to human behaviour. Address how the brain deals with memory, language and problem-solving.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Cognition and Human Performance

About this subject

  • Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

    1. Explain the evolution of contemporary cognitive psychology;
    2. Evaluate the major theoretical and biological underpinnings of human perception, attention, memory, reasoning, language, and learning;
    3. Compare and contrast the different methodologies used in contemporary cognitive psychology, including neuroscience and cognitive science approaches;
    4. Apply theories and principles of cognitive psychology to situations that arise in everyday life;
    5. Critically evaluate contemporary research articles published by leading cognitive psychologists;
    6. Analyse and present findings from cognitive research in an appropriate manner.

Entry requirements

Prior study

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

  • SWI-PSY10005 (Not currently available)

and one of

  • SWI-STA10003 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSY10005 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-STA102 (Not currently available)

and one of

  • SWI-PSY10004 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSS120 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSY10008 (Not currently available)

and one of

  • SWI-PSY10003 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSS110 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSY10007 (Not currently available)

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:

  • SWI-PSS240 (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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