Advanced Topics in Cognition in Action - SP829

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
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7 20 (10) DR AH Javadi Arjomand







The central theme of this module will be to explore how cognition functions in the real world, that is, to investigate the application of cognitive models to the broader context of human behaviour. Possible topics for study include: the role of cognition in development, emotion, memory and action; applications to eyewitness testimony, intentional forgetting and embodied cognition. Practical applications and relevance to a general understanding of behaviour will be emphasised throughout.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 22
Private study hours: 178
Total study hours: 200


Available to students registered for the MSc in Cognitive Psychology/Neuropsychology and the MSc in Research Methods in Psychology.

Method of assessment

100% Coursework

Indicative reading

The module reading list can be found online at

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how core concepts, theories and findings in the study of research in cognition have been applied to broader contexts.
8.2 Critically reflect when considering the diversity of perspectives in the study of cognition in its broader context.
8.3 Critically evaluate theoretical and empirical literature on cognition and action.
8.4 Show an ability to evaluate and interpret the application of Cognitive theory and empirical findings to its broader context
8.5 Demonstrate appreciation of the historical and conceptual issues in the study of Cognition in Action

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 Demonstrate knowledge of a range of theoretical approaches to cognitive psychology/neuropsychology
9.2 Demonstrate awareness of current research and scholarship that requires students to engage with aspects of work at the frontiers of knowledge

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