COGNITION

PSY2COG

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit will provide you with an introduction to the scientific study of human information processing. It will cover (i) the central theories and issues in perception and cognition, (ii) the processes involved in acquiring, storing, retrieving and using knowledge, and (iii) some of the real-world applications of cognitive psychology. This unit will enable students to: - Develop understanding of human cognitive processes, and the means by which they can be studied experimentally; -Develop an in-depth, critical understanding of research in cognitive psychology, including: perception, memory, language, problem solving and creativity, thinking and reasoning, psychology and the law; -Develop understanding of the strengths and limitations of the information-processing approach, and how it applies to human functioning in the real world.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnnukka Lindell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (One of PSY1EFP or PSY1PYA) and (One of PSY1CFP or PSY1PYB) or by approval from the subject coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PSY2PYA, PSY2PYB, PSY3PYA, PSY3PYB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCognitionRecommendedMatlin, MW 20138TH ED. JOHN WILEY & SONS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will develop and apply an understanding of Cognitive Psychology.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial Class Exercises Formative and Summative: Major Essay Summative: Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs
Critical Thinking

02. Students will be able to independently interpret cognitive psychological research, including journal articles, in order to develop logical and well supported conclusions for their written assessments.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial Class Exercises Formative and Summative: Major Essay (A mark for use of the evidence provided in references is built in to the marking criteria for both pieces of written assessment)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

03. Students will use library resources, search databases and access journal articles in order to research their tutorial assignment and major essay.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial Class Exercises Formative and Summative: Major Essay (A mark for good use of references is built in to the marking criteria for both pieces of written assessment)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving

04. Students will develop, research and present a well-structured, evidence-based argument on a contentious issue in cognitive psychology.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial Class Exercises Formative and Summative: Major Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

05. Students will gain hands-on understanding of cognitive psychology by taking part in practical demonstrations of the concepts discussed in lectures.

Activities:
Summative: Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Teamwork
Discipline-specific GCs

06. Students will develop understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different research approaches in Cognitive Psychology.

Activities:
Summative: Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Discipline-specific GCs

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnnukka Lindell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Essay (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
Exam (2 hours)50 01, 05, 06
Workbook Tutorial Exercise (500 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnnukka Lindell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Essay (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
Exam (2 hours)50 01, 05, 06
Workbook Tutorial Exercise (500 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnnukka Lindell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Essay (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
Exam (2 hours)50 01, 05, 06
Workbook Tutorial Exercise (500 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04