PSYC340-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Cognitive Psychology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


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.  Each student will give two seminar presentations and submit written work on their presentation topics.  Presentations and subsequent essays will be based on readings considered to make a substantial contemporary contribution in the science of human cognition. The two presentations and associated essays determine the overall course grade. There are no examinations or tests.  Above average achievement in PSYC208 Cognition or an equivalent course is strongly recommended as preparation for the course.


Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Meremere 526
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Ewald Neumann


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essays 70%
Seminar Presentations 30%

Textbooks / Resources

There is no set text.  Journal articles and book chapters are used.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* 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 department and colleges page .

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  • PSYC340-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021