Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Module code: C8551
Level 5
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Practical
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

On this module you will attend 23 one-hour lectures, a two hour practical, and one hour seminar.

You’ll be introduced to Cognitive Psychology topics, from basic perception to thinking.

This includes:

  • sensory systems and visual perception
  • sound and speech perception
  • language
  • attention
  • memory
  • thinking.

The two-hour practical will be a memory experiment. 

Module learning outcomes

  • Describe and critically evaluate core research in cognitive psychology.
  • Critically evaluate approaches to generating and testing research questions.
  • Exercise decision-making in research design and understand the limitations of different approaches.