Undergraduate | USA-BEHL2018 | 2024
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Explore the fundamental mental processes that underlie human behaviour. You’ll cover aspects of cognition including language, memory, and decision-making. Dive into the research. Unpack the mind’s processes—how people find, store, and use information.
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- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 10 weeks
- 8 Jan 2024,
- 24 June 2024
About this subject
By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the interactive nature of different aspects and stages of the process of cognition.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in cognition.
- Critically evaluate research in cognitive psychology.
- Apply cognitive psychological theory to real-world issues.
- Cognitive Psychology: where we came from and where we’re going
- Sensation and Perception
- Visual Object Recognition
- Short-term memory
- Long-term memory
- Reasoning and decision-making
This course introduces you to the major theories and concepts in cognitive psychology and provides you with an understanding of their interdependence and relationship to human behaviour and lived experience.
In this course, we’ll explore study cognition or “thinking”. That is, the acquisition, storage, transformation and use of knowledge by the mind and brain. Throughout the course, you will be introduced to the basic theoretical concepts, which you’ll be able to apply through adaptions of classic psychological experiments.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Psychology degree. When studying this course as a "single subject", prior knowledge from BEHL 1031, BEHL 2019, BEHL 1030 or equivalent will support your success.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
Should your course have an exam it will be scheduled for Australian Central Standard Time or Australian Central Daylight Time, depending on the time of the year.
- Invigilated Exam - 2 hours (40%)
- Other - 450 words (10%)
- Report - 2500 words (50%)
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