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PS3519: MEMORY AND LANGUAGE (2022-2023)

Last modified: 28 Nov 2022 13:01


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Sandie Cleland

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 26 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 30, 33

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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30 Multiple Choice Questions over 30 minutes. Example exam question in lectures. Access to exam script and marking guidelines on request.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateStudents will be able to evaluate the evidence supporting different theoretical accounts of human memory and communicate this through coursework and written exams.
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe cognitive models of three key aspects of language processing (sentence comprehension, language production, and dialogue), and understand the historical context to their development.
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to describe memory theories and major findings from human memory with respect to acquisition of knowledge, forgetting, self-evaluation of memory, and reconstruction.
ProceduralEvaluateCritically evaluate contrasting accounts of language processing and the empirical evidence that supports them.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Feedback on tutorial activities and on written assignments. Example exam questions in lectures. Written feedback on written assignment within 2 weeks after assignment has been handed in.

Word Count 1200
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateStudents will be able to evaluate the evidence supporting different theoretical accounts of human memory and communicate this through coursework and written exams.
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe cognitive models of three key aspects of language processing (sentence comprehension, language production, and dialogue), and understand the historical context to their development.
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to describe memory theories and major findings from human memory with respect to acquisition of knowledge, forgetting, self-evaluation of memory, and reconstruction.
ProceduralEvaluateCritically evaluate contrasting accounts of language processing and the empirical evidence that supports them.

Formative Assessment

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

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Resit Assessments

Exam

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Learning Outcomes
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Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateCritically evaluate contrasting accounts of language processing and the empirical evidence that supports them.
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to describe memory theories and major findings from human memory with respect to acquisition of knowledge, forgetting, self-evaluation of memory, and reconstruction.
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe cognitive models of three key aspects of language processing (sentence comprehension, language production, and dialogue), and understand the historical context to their development.
ConceptualEvaluateStudents will be able to evaluate the evidence supporting different theoretical accounts of human memory and communicate this through coursework and written exams.

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