Cognitive Psychology - SP605

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Canterbury
Spring 6 15 (7.5) DR Z Bergstrom checkmark-circle

Overview

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.

Details

This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

25 hours

Method of assessment

40% coursework, 60% examination.

Indicative reading

The module reading list can be found online at http://resourcelists.kent.ac.uk/index.html

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

Notes

  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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