PSYC307 - Cognitive Psychology
Prerequisites: PSYC214 Learning and Behaviour and PSYC206 Research Design and Statistics 2
Teaching Organisation: 3 contact hours per week over 12 weeks or equivalent
Central to an undergraduate degree in psychology is the ability to understand and critically analyse core knowledge areas in psychology, to understand and demonstrate practical skills in research methods, to apply the values and ethics of the discipline and to communicate effectively in various formats. As such, this unit will concentrate on the core area of Cognitive Psychology. This unit provides an overview of traditional models and approaches to cognition, as well as a contemporary perspective on the main areas of cognition including perception, attention, memory, knowledge, imagery and higher order processes like problem solving, reasoning, and decision making. Further, it examines current approaches to research including methods from neuroscience, examples of applied research and the application of knowledge to the real-world, and cross cultural issues. The aim of this unit is to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the models, approaches and research methods in the area of cognitive psychology.