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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 PSYC340PSYC416 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.
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.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
There is no set text. Journal articles and book chapters are used.
Domestic fee $1,051.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
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