Psychology of Cognitive Processes

Module code: C8515
Level 5
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework

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

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the key areas and concepts of Cognitive Psychology
  • Develop an understanding of the theoretical models and research findings in regards to cognitive processes
  • Critically evaluate the methodological approaches employed in the field of Cognitive Psychology, and appreciate their strengths and limitations