Psychology of Cognitive Processes (C8515)
15 credits, Level 5
This module introduces students to Cognitive Psychology, the scientific study of how the mind works. The lectures will allow students to become familiar with the field of Cognitive Psychology and its research approaches, and to appreciate its relevance to everyday functioning. A variety of relevant topics will be discussed, such as Perception, Attention, Memory, Language and Decision-Making, both in terms of the prevalent theoretical models, as well as empirical evidence.
BSc Psychology students are not permitted to take this module. Visiting and Exchange students are permitted to take this module but cannot take it in combination with Cognition and Clinical Contexts or Cognitive Psychology
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (with an industrial placement year) BSc
- Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence BSc
- Marketing and Management with Psychology (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Marketing and Management with Psychology BSc
- Medical Neuroscience BSc
- Medical Neuroscience MSci
- Neuroscience BSc
- Neuroscience MSci