Module Details for the Academic Year 2018/2019

COMP40250 Cognitive Psychology

This module provides a thorough introduction to the core ideas in modern Cognitive Psychology. As such, it will cover the main components of the cognitive system (e.g., working memory, long-term memory, thinking processes), sketching the key findings in psychology, computational models and neurological underpinnings throughout. The module will also involve group project work in designing, constructing, and running a cognitive experiment, right through to write-up.

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On completing this module, students will have acquired the following knowledge:1) Understanding of the principal issues in cognitive psychology 2) Understanding of the principal components of the cognitive system and how they operate (e.g., structure and function of memory, perception, problem solving; 3) Understanding of the range of experimental methods used in this area, 4) Understanding of the range of theoretical apporaches taken and computational models used. On completion students should be able to 5) Critically assess experiment, theory and model in the area; 6) Identify important trends in current work within cognitive psychology, 7) Engage robustly with primary literature within cognitive psychology and 8) Design and run a cognitive study. 
Item Workload
Lectures

24

Practical

100

Specified Learning Activities

26

Total

150

Description % of Final Grade Timing
Continuous Assessment: Project Design

60

Unspecified
Examination: Final Exam

40

2 hour End of Semester Exam

Compensation

This module is not passable by compensation

Resit Opportunities

No Resit

Remediation

If you fail this module you may repeat or substitute where permissible.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles

Equivalent Modules

Prior Learning

Requirements:
None.
Recommended:
Students joining the course who have not studied Cognitive Psychology before will need to apply themselves on a weekly basis to the recommended readings and other lecture materials; as the course covers a lot of ground.
Curricular information is subject to change