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This course aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of psychological research in three core areas of psychology, biological, individual differences, and cognitive. In addition, students will attend tutorials to support skill development and a weekly seminar course on contemporary psychological research.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||45 credits (22.5 ECTS credits)|
This course provides a thorough foundation in three core research areas of psychology. Cognitive psychologists attempt to model and explain higher human abilities. In this course students will learn to critically evaluate the major findings from human memory research, language processing, and perception. Biological psychology lectures will explore historical developments and contemporary research on psychopharmacology and neuropsychology. Individual differences will explore key theories in personality and intelligence research and the real-life application of psychometric assessments. In addition, students will attend a seminar series delivered by the Schools’ international-recognised researchers.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
30% Multiple Choice Questions
15% Group Presentation
30% Online Open Book Exam in Week 12
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21
70% Coursework; 30% Exam
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Students will be able to critically evaluate contemporary models of human cognition|
|Factual||Understand||To be able to critically evaluate the relationship between biological processes affecting the brain and normal and abnormal behaviour and cognition.|
|Factual||Evaluate||Students will be able to critically evaluate the issues associated with using and interpreting psychometric tests|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Students will learn to critically evaluate topics related to contemporary psychology and to communicate this in coursework and exam essays.|
|Factual||Understand||Students will be able to describe and explain theoretical explanations of human cognition|