COGNITION

PSY2COG

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject 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 subject 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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnnukka Lindell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites(PSY1PYB OR PSY1CFP) AND (PSY1EFP OR PSY1PYA)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Cognitive Psychology

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGoldstein, E.B.

Year2019

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCengage

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop and apply an understanding of Cognitive Psychology.
02. Independently interpret cognitive psychological research to develop logical and well supported conclusions for written assessments.
03. Apply effective library search skills to identify appropriate research resources for assignments and essays.
04. Investigate and present well-structured, evidence-based arguments on contentious issues in cognitive psychology.
05. Apply knowledge and skills of psychology with awareness of cultural differences and sensitivity to diversity.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnnukka Lindell

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Critical Essay (1,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Exam (2 hours)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO5
Workbook Tutorial Exercise (500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnnukka Lindell

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Critical Essay (1,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Exam (2 hours)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO5
Workbook Tutorial Exercise (500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnnukka Lindell

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Critical Essay (1,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Exam (2 hours)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO5
Workbook Tutorial Exercise (500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4