Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


PSYC2300 examines psychological processes such as attention, memory, word recognition, reasoning and problem solving. Laboratory exercises are used to demonstrate these basic psychological processes.

This course forms part of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council's accredited sequence.

Related courses:

PSYC2400, PSYC2500, PSYC3300,PSYC3301

Availability2022 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2022


  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Recognise the links between experimental psychological methods and cognitive psychology principles.

2. Explain the importance of cognitive psychology to applied psychology eg. Clinical.

3. Use the scientific methodology of psychology.

4. Write formal psychology reports.


  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Language
  • Reasoning
  • Problem solving

Assumed knowledge

PSYC1000, PSYC1010, PSYC1020

Assessment items

Written Assignment: 2 Brief Written Lab Reports

Written Assignment: Full Length Lab Report

Quiz: Online Quiz

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours

Ourimbah and Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks starting in week 2


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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