Cognitive Psychology - SP605

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Spring
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6 15 (7.5) DR M Ponari

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

Not available as a ‘wild’ module

2017-18

Overview

The module gives students grounding in methods, techniques and issues of cognitive neuroscience. Focusing on vision, attention, memory, problem solving and language, the module examines how cognitive processes are instantiated in the human brain.

Details

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.

Preliminary 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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