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Undergraduate Course: An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (LLLI07016)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaLifelong Learning (PPL) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis is s for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL); only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.Cognitive psychology is the scientific investigation of human thought and the processes that govern it. This course will offer an introduction to the main areas of the field ┐ including sensation and perception, attention, memory, language, and problem-solving ┐ with the use of practical examples and specific case studies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Lifelong Learning - Session 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  10
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 23/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
-Demonstrate understanding of the key theories within perception, memory, language, and problem-solving;
-Explain the interaction of these processes in human thought;
-Demonstrate a practical and ethical understanding of some of the research methods used in psychology;
-Critically evaluate psychological research.
Assessment Information
Open Studies 10 credit courses have one assessment. Normally, the assessment is a 2000 word essay, worth 100% of the total mark, submitted by week 12. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 40%. There are a small number of exceptions to this model which are identified in the Studying for Credit Guide.
Special Arrangements
Please contact Reception to arrange a confidential appointment with our Student Guidance Advisor if you feel you have specific study requirements to enable you to study an Open Studies course or complete assessments. Giving us this information will enable us to make arrangements to meet your requirements for studying in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Essential
Eysenck, M.W., 2012. Fundamentals of Cognition. 2nd ed. Hove, East Sussex: Psychology Press.
Previous (2006) edition also acceptable.
If students are particularly interested in neuropsychological cases of patients who have suffered brain damage:
Groome, D., 2006. An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: Processes and Disorders. Hove, East Sussex: Psychology Press.
If students envisage studying cognitive psychology further, or wish to gain a deeper/more detailed understanding of the issues involved, the following book may be used instead of the essential text:
Eysenck, M. W., & Keane, M. T., 2010. Cognitive Psychology: A Student┐s Handbook. 6th ed. Hove, East Sussex: Psychology Press.
Study Abroad Not entered
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Course organiserMr James Mooney
Tel: (0131 6)50 3077
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
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