COGNITION

PSY2COG

2014

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.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

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))

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2014, 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: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Critical Essay (1500 words)35
Exam (2 hours)Hurdle requirement: 75% tutorial attendance50
Workbook Tutorial Exercise (500 words)15

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnnukka Lindell

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Critical Essay (1500 words)35
Exam (2 hours)Hurdle requirement: 75% tutorial attendance50
Workbook Tutorial Exercise (500 words)15

Melbourne, 2014, 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: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Critical Essay (1500 words)35
Exam (2 hours)Hurdle requirement: 75% tutorial attendance50
Workbook Tutorial Exercise (500 words)15