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Cognition and Human Performance
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.
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- 01 Mar 2021
- 30 Aug 2021
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Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Explain the evolution of contemporary cognitive psychology;
- Evaluate the major theoretical and biological underpinnings of human perception, attention, memory, reasoning, language, and learning;
- Compare and contrast the different methodologies used in contemporary cognitive psychology, including neuroscience and cognitive science approaches;
- Apply theories and principles of cognitive psychology to situations that arise in everyday life;
- Critically evaluate contemporary research articles published by leading cognitive psychologists;
- Analyse and present findings from cognitive research in an appropriate manner.
- Theories of cognitive functioning and processes
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
SWI-STA10003-Foundations of Statistics, or SWI-PSY10005-Introduction to Research Methods, or SWI-STA102 and SWI-PSY10004-Psychology 101, or SWI-PSS120 , or SWI-PSY10008-Fundamentals of Psychology and SWI-PSY10003-Psychology 100, or SWI-PSS110 , or SWI-PSY10007-Brain and Behaviour and SWI-PSY10005-Introduction to Research Methods ;
No special requirements
This subject provides students with an understanding of the contents and workings of the human mind and their relation to behaviour. Students will gain an awareness and knowledge of the main theories of cognition and human performance. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of practical exercises where they can apply their theoretical knowledge to practical situations and demonstrations.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Practical Exercises (up to 12) (12%)
- Individual Report (48%)
- Final Assessment (TBC) (40%)
Current study term: 28 Feb 21 to 30 May 21
Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook, 8th ed.
Michael W Eysenck and Mark T Keane
Next study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
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