Advanced Cognitive Psychology

Course code PSYC3300Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

Forms part of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited sequence.

Examines processes in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience (the psychology of memory, language, movement, decision making and executive functions).

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course students will have:
1. Developed knowledge of basic and advanced research methods in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience;
2. Developed knowledge of current developments in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience;
3. Gained experience in experimental procedures required to advance knowledge in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience;
4. Gained experience in reporting of scientific data using appropriate data analysis techniques in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience;
5. Gained experience in linking theory to practice in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience;
6. Developed critical analysis and evaluation skills in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience;
ContentThe course covers theories, models and research in topical areas of Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. It examines mechanisms contributing to typical and atypical patterns of development in areas such as decision making, memory, cognitive control, emotional control, motor processes, and language. A wide range of techniques will be discussed as they relate to current developments in Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuroscience. The lab program will enable students to acquire specific skills for research in cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience.
Replacing Course(s)PSYC3030
TransitionStudents who have completed PSYC3030 will not be required to complete PSYC3300.
PSYC3300 is not to count with PSYC3030.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents considering enrolling in this 3000 level course should have successfully completed all the first year units and at least half the second year units of the degree program in which they are enrolled, including STAT2000, in order to have sufficient requisite knowledge, understanding and generic skills.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsA lab report and/or essay and/or project
Examination: FormalFinal exam is based on material presented in all lectures, labs and readings
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PSYC3300