Cognitive Psychology - SP605

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
Canterbury Spring
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6 15 (7.5) DR M Ponari




Not available as a ‘wild’ module



The module gives students 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, the module 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

Coursework: One essay (approximately 2,500 words). Examination: Written examination.

Indicative reading

M S Gazzaniga, R B Ivry & G R Mangun (Eds.), Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind (3rd edition). Norton, 2008.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of cognitive neuroscience
Reading and writing skills
Critical reflection and written analysis and interpretation
Subject-specific skills, including evaluating and selecting appropriate frameworks and methodologies for exploring issues in psychology, and employing the inferential method in science
Communication skills, such as use of information technology
Other skills, such as working with others and problem solving

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