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PS5516: MEMORY AND LANGUAGE (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:09


Course Overview

The Memory component of this course aims to introduce students to the main theoretical components of memory (e.g. working memory, autobiographical memory), psychological theories of forgetting, and applications to the study of eyewitness memory. The Language component will introduce students to key issues in psycholinguistics, including sentence processing, language production, and factors that influence communication in different settings.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Sutherland
  • Dr Emily Nordmann

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • MSc Psychological Studies (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The memory component of the course examines the cognitive study of human learning and memory; the model and working memory models; the application of memory models to everyday cognition. The language component of the course examines cognitive mechanisms underlying sentence processing and production, and higher level processes of language comprehension.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Psychological Studies

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two hour written examination (60%); One 2000 word essay (40%)

Resit: Students will resubmit any failed work or re-sit any failed examination. Each element's contribution will remain the same.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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