Cognitive Psychology - SP605

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Spring
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6 15 (7.5) DR M Ponari




Not available as a 'wild' module. Not available to short-term credit students.



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.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

2 hour lecture per week, plus 2 one-hour associated seminars during the term

Method of assessment

40% coursework, 60% examination.

Indicative reading

The module reading list can be found online at

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

8. The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
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.

9. The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 Demonstrate critical thinking
9.2 Demonstrate development of writing skills
9.3 Demonstrate development of reading skills
9.4 Demonstrate time management and preparation
9.5 Demonstrate organisation of information in a clear way

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