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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Psychology

Undergraduate Course: Face Perception (PSYL10022)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryFaces convey information about personal identity, emotional state, speech and direction of attention. Human infants appear to come into the world ready to pay attention to faces and monkeys have specialised brain cells which respond specifically to faces. Brain injury occasionally produces perceptual and cognitive deficits which are specific to faces. In this option we will discuss some of the current research in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience which has helped us to develop a clearer understanding of the processes which are involved in the perception and recognition of faces. We will also consider how this knowledge may be relevant to solving applied problems of criminal identification.

A selection of the following topics will be discussed: Expression perception; lipreading; gaze perception; cognitive neuroscience of face perception; models of face perception and person identification; memory for unfamiliar faces and eyewitness testimony; development of face processing.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Psychology Methodology 1 (PSYL10034)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
- Understanding the contributions made by different methodological approaches within (and beyond) psychology to an interdisciplinary topic.
- Understanding in depth at least two different topics from the areas described.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Patrick Sturt
Tel: (0131 6)51 1712
Email: patrick.sturt@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Elizabeth Wright
Tel: (0131 6)50 6272
Email: E.Wright@ed.ac.uk
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