Advanced Cognitive Psychology

Description

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

Forms part of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited sequence.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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;

Content

The 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.

Assumed Knowledge

Students 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.

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term