COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 2 (LAS) - 2017/8

Module code: PSY2021

Module provider

Psychology

Module Leader

GRANDISON AM Dr (Psychology)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

C850

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 118

Lecture Hours: 22

Seminar Hours: 10

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 6 PAGE CRITICAL ESSAY 50
Examination ONE HOUR ESSAY BASED EXAMINATION 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

 Pre-requisites are PSY1024 Biological Psychology 1 (LAS) and PSY1025 Cognitive Psychology 1 (LAS) Co-requisite is PSY2024 Biological Psychology 2 (LAS)

Module overview

This module will deepen students’ understanding of theories, methods and findings of studies in perception and cognition through attending a series of lectures and completing a coursework essay.

Module aims

Help you develop knowledge in the area of cognitive psychology

To learn to evaluate and use your knowledge of cognitive psychology to form a persuasive argument

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
An understanding of the nature and scope of research in cognitive psychology K
An awareness of the theoretical approaches that have been used to describe and explain behaviour in this domain KCT
An ability to present evidence of reasoning and analytical skills that will enable them to critically evaluate research using these approaches CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Weekly lectures will cover theories and findings related to topic areas such as: 


Perception
Attention
Memory
Consciousness
Thinking and reasoning
Decision making
Reading and comprehension

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


Help you develop knowledge in the area of cognitive psychology.
Help you learn to evaluate and use your knowledge of cognitive psychology to form a persuasive argument.


The learning and teaching methods include:


Lectures (11 weeks, 2 hours each week)
In-class discussion and learning exercises
Research seminars

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:


an understanding of the nature and scope of research in cognitive psychology
an awareness of the theoretical approaches that have been used to describe and explain behaviour in this domain
an ability to present evidence of reasoning and analytical skills that will enable them to critically evaluate research using these approaches


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

·         A 6-page critical essay (assessing learning outcomes 1, 2 & 3)

·         A one-hour essay exam (assessing learning outcomes 1, 2, & 3)

Formative assessment and feedback

Students will receive verbal feedback on their performance during the module through in class discussion.

Reading list

Reading list for COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 2 (LAS) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/psy2021

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Liberal Arts and Sciences BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.