Examines research and theory 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.
Not currently offered.
This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2017.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. demonstrate knowledge of basic and advanced research methods in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience;
2. demonstrate knowledge of current developments in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience;
3. demonstrate expertise in experimental procedures relevant to cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience;
4. demonstrate expertise in reporting scientific data using appropriate data analysis techniques in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience;
5. demonstrate expertise in linking theory to practice in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience;
6. demonstrate expertise in critical analysis and evaluation skills in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience;
The course covers current theories, models and research in selected topics of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. It examines neural mechanisms contributing to areas such as decision making, memory, cognitive control, emotional control, motor processes, and language. We address how these mechanisms vary over the lifespan and are impacted in psychiatric and neurological conditions.
A wide range of behavioural and brain imaging techniques will be discussed as they relate to current developments in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience.
The lab program will develop specific skills for research in cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience.
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 studying psychology as a major or minor, including STAT2000, in order to have sufficient requisite knowledge, understanding and generic skills.
Formal Examination: Exam
Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments