PSYC416-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Cognitive Psychology

15 points

Details:
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

Description

The objectives of this course are to extend the knowledge of cognitive psychology and its content, theory and methods by discussing recent developments, by close study of classic work, and by considering the application of cognitive psychology to topical community issues.

EQUIVALENT COURSE IS PSYC340

PSYC416 aims to provide advanced knowledge in a variety of selected areas in Cognitive Psychology. The emphasis is on recent work and includes contributions from cognitive neuroscience.

Above average achievement in PSYC208 Cognition or an equivalent course is strongly recommended as preparation for the course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Student who have successfully passed this course should be able to:
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major contemporary concepts, theoretical perspectives, and  empirical findings in Cognitive Psychology.
  • Undertake critical analysis of advanced content in Cognitive Psychology.
  • Critically appraise the design, data analysis, and the validity of conclusions drawn from empirical  investigations in Cognitive Psychology.
  • Display enhanced writing skills and be able to apply these skills in the production of essays and/or research proposals.
  • Construct PowerPoint displays and use them in the presentation of informative, critical, and engaging oral presentations.
  • Apply critical and creative thinking, sceptical inquiry, and rigorous scientific approaches to issues relating to mental processes.

Prerequisites

Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Restrictions

PHIL476

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Ewald Neumann

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essays 70%
Seminar Presentations 30%

Textbooks / Resources

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

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,033.00

* 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 PSYC416 Occurrences

  • PSYC416-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021