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PS3519: MEMORY AND LANGUAGE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 19 Sep 2017 10:50


Course Overview

The memory component of this course aims to introduce students to the main theoretical components of memory (working and autobiographical memory).  Psychological theories of forgetting and eyewitness memory will also be discussed.

The second component of the course, language, will introduce students to the key issues in psycholinguistics.  This will include assessment of sentence processing, analysis of the processes underlying language production and factors that influence communication in different settings.

The assessment of multiple approaches within both research areas will provide all students with a good basis for developing critical thinking skills.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Agnieszka Konopka

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • Either PS2015 Advanced Psychology a - Concepts and Theory (Passed) or PS2017 Advanced Psychology a - Concepts and Theory (Passed)
  • Either PS2515 Advanced Psychology B - Concepts and Theory (Passed) or PS2517 Advanced Psychology B - Concepts and Theory (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS4532 Memory and Language Processes (Studied)
  • (Studied)

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 modal 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

  • BSc Behavioural Studies
  • BSc Behavioural Studies with French
  • BSc Behavioural Studies with Gaelic
  • BSc Behavioural Studies with German
  • BSc Neuroscience with Psychology
  • BSc Psychology
  • BSc Psychology with French
  • BSc Psychology with Gaelic
  • BSc Psychology with German
  • Bcs in Neuroscience with Psychology (Biobusiness)
  • MA Behavioural Studies
  • MA Behavioural Studies with French
  • MA Behavioural Studies with Gaelic Studies
  • MA Behavioural Studies with German
  • MA Psychology
  • MSci Neuroscience with Psychology & in Pl't
  • Master Of Arts In Psychology With Counselling Skills
  • Psychology Major

Contact Teaching Time

21 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: One 90 minute written examination (75%), in-course written assignment of no more than 2,000 words (20%), activities during tutorials (5%).

Resit: One 90 minute written examination (75%), in-course written assignment of no more than 2,000 words (20%), activities during tutorials (5%).

Formative Assessment

Feedback on tutorial activities and on written assignments. Example exam questions in lectures.

Feedback

Oral feedback on tutorial activities by the supervising tutor. Written feedback on written assignment within 2 weeks after assignment has been handed in.

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