PSYC340-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Cognitive Psychology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 16 July 2018
End Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 27 July 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 12 October 2018


An advanced seminar based course that focuses on current major developments and issues in cognitive psychology.

This is a seminar-based course.  The objectives are to extend basic knowledge of the content, theory, and methods of cognitive psychology gained in PSYC208 Cognition (or other cognitive courses). It is designed to prepare those enrolled in PSYC340 for post-graduate study, and for post-grad students enrolled in PSYC416 for more advanced post-graduate study.  Students will be assisted in the preparation and presentation of seminars.  Class groups are small and open discussion and debate of issues raised from the seminar presentations is encouraged.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Ewald Neumann


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 1 35%
Essay 2 35%
Seminar Presentation 1 15%
Seminar Presentation 2 15%

Textbooks / Resources

There is no set text as we prefer instead to work from recent original research and review papers.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $834.00

International fee $3,788.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

All PSYC340 Occurrences

  • PSYC340-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018