Cognitive Psychology_Psych Studies PSYCH3002

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

To introduce the student to key theories and experiments in cognitive psychology with a focus on the areas of memory, language, thinking and problem solving

Timetable

Weekly one hour lectures

Requirements of Entry

A Grade D or better in Psychology 1A and 1B, and 2A and 2B.

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Written exam (100%) that will require students to answer two questions from a choice of three (90 minutes).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To introduce the student to key theories and experiments in cognitive psychology with a focus on the areas of memory, language and decision making.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  Evaluate key theories on cognitive Psychology and link their evaluation to experimental evidence

  Evaluate how semantic information might be represented and organised in the brain, with reference to the network model, the hub and spoke model, and category-specific deficits.

  Discuss the factors that influence episodic encoding, storage, and retrieval, with reference to: theories and evidence; which areas of the brain might be involved; and what errors of memory suggest regarding the features and functioning of memory.

  Evaluate some of the research language understanding processing and research on thinking and decision making.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

None