Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of laboratories |
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There are no prerequisites for this subject
There are no corequisites for this subject
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Prior coursework in PSYC10003/PSYC80001 Mind Brain and Behaviour 1.
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
51224 Cognitive Psychology 2
512226 Cognitive Psychology
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards of Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Meredith Mckague
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
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Mental processes such as attention, memory, language and categorisation form the basis of our creative human cognitive abilities. An understanding of these cognitive abilities and the methods used by cognitive psychologists to study them provides an essential foundation for ongoing study in psychology. Classic and current research findings will be discussed to reveal what is known about the workings of the human mind.
Specific topics may include: Perceptual processes and their role in cognition; the nature and function of selective attention; categorisation and the mental representation of knowledge; the structure, function and organisation of the human memory system; human linguistic ability, including language acquisition, language disorders, and models of spoken and written language processes; higher order cognitive processes such as explanation formation and decision making.
A quantitative methods component will be integrated into the lecture, tutorial and assessment structure of this subject to provide an understanding of and practical experience with the experimental design and statistical analysis techniques used to evaluate theories in Cognitive Psychology.
Knowledge: On completion of this subject students should demonstration knowledge of:
Skills: On completion of this subject students should have developed skills in:
Application of knowledge and skills: On completion of this subject students should be able to apply their knowledge and skills to:
Written laboratory report of 1500-2000 words (40%) due mid-semester.
A multiple choice examination of no more than two hours (50%) to be completed at the end of semester during the specified University examination period.
Completion of weekly online quizzes on lecture content (hurdle requirement).
Participation in a group oral presentation/debate (10%) between weeks 10-12.
Attendance of at least 80% of the laboratory classes is a hurdle requirement.
In case of failure to meet the hurdle requirement, additional work will be required before a passing grade can be awarded.
Goldstein, E.B. (2014). Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research and Everyday Experience, 4th Edition. Cengage Learning.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students will be given appropriate opportunity and educational support to develop skills to:
Graduate Diploma in Psychology |
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Perception and Cognition |
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