Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Module code: C8551
Level 5
15 credits in autumn teaching
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 evaluate core research in those aspects of cognitive psychology covered by the course.
  • Critically evaluate and report empirical research in cognitive psychology.
  • Describe and evaluate the role of individual differences in at least one area of cognitive psychology.