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- 11 Jul 2022
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain key theories and concepts in cognitive psychology including the research approaches used in this field.
- Apply cognitive psychological theory and research to real-life situations and problems.
- Interpret data relating to key ideas in cognitive psychology.
- Introduction to Psychological Processes
- Perception & Object Recognition
- Memory: Basic Structures and Processes
- Memory: Encoding, Storing, & Retrieving
- Memory for Complex Events
- Judgement & Decision-Making
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How do humans perceive the world around them, learn, and make decisions? Under what conditions do we do these things well? When and why do things go a bit “pear-shaped”? How can we be better? This subject introduces the study of cognitive processes, and considers their function in a variety of real-world settings. Lecture topics include: perception and object recognition, attention, memory, language, and thinking. This subject places particular emphasis on identifying the areas where human cognition can go wrong, and identifying methods for individuals (including students themselves) to become more discerning consumers of information and better decision-makers. In tutorials, students are introduced to research in cognitive psychology through demonstrations and activities in areas related to the lecture topics. Students will broaden their understanding of cognitive processes and develop their research-based skills including their ability to: search scientific literature, critically analyse and synthesise information, evaluate research design, interpret data, and report research findings scientifically.
- Ongoing Quizzes (10%)
- Closed Book Exam (50%)
- Mid-Semester Test (40%)
Current study term: 10 Jul 22 to 16 Oct 22
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