The module gives a grounding in methods, techniques and issues of cognitive psychology and allied disciplines. Focusing on vision, memory, higher-levels of cognition concerned with language and cognitive control, and methodology, it examines how cognitive processes are instantiated in mind and brain. It also provides an historical overview of the schools of thought that led to the inception of cognitive psychology as a distinct academic discipline.
Total contact hours: 25
Private study hours:125
Total study hours: 150
Not available as an elective module. Not available to short-term credit students.
Method of assessment
Essay 2,000 words 40%
Examination 2 hour 60%
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Gazzaniga, M. S., Ivry, R. B. & Mangun, G. R. (2013). Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind. New York, NY: Norton & Co.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Demonstrate a knowledge of cognitive theories.
8.2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the psychological and biological methods that underpin cognitive theorising.
8.3 Demonstrate knowledge of the scientific historical context in which cognitive psychology evolved.
8.4 Demonstrate knowledge of how cognitive neuroscience interfaces with everyday life.
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