This subject provides students with an introduction to research and theory in cognitive psychology. The content examines how information is acquired, processed, stored, and retrieved. The subject explores various aspects of cognitive psychology by introducing students to the theoretical perspectives that purport to explain various phenomena and the empirical literature underpinning these theories, to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in cognitive research. The lecture component provides students with an overview of selected contemporary issues in cognitive psychology, whereas the tutorial laboratories give students experience in investigating these empirically.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in cognitive psychology.
2. Comprehend and apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge of Psychology, with depth of understanding of underlying principles, theories and concepts in the discipline, using a scientific approach.
3. Analyse and critique theory and research in the discipline of Psychology and communicate these in written and oral formats.
4. Demonstrate interpersonal skills and teamwork.
5. Demonstrate self-directed pursuit of scholarly inquiry in Psychology.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
All Psychology programs are accredited in the sequence presented and designed to provide students with learning and graduate outcomes in line with APAC accreditation standards. In order to meet these outcomes, students in the Undergraduate program should complete PSYC11, then PSYC12, and finally PSYC13 subjects in the order sequenced.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
|Withdraw – Financial?||12/06/2021|
|Withdraw – Academic?||03/07/2021|