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

Undergraduate Course: Psychology of Language (PSYL10109)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will look at the basic processes of language production and comprehension, examining the routes from language input to conceptual understanding, and from concept to language. The emphasis will be on explaining how experimental methods can be used to examine core theoretical questions, focusing particularly on issues surrounding mental representation, modularity and information flow.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Psychology 2A (PSYL08011) AND Psychology 2B (PSYL08012)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Research Methods and Statistics (PPLS08001) is recommended.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 Psychology courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  125
Course Start Block 2 (Sem 1)
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 12, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 86 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In class feedback exercises will be used to check understanding (e.g. multiple choice questions at the beginning or end of the session as appropriate) and peer-led discussions will be used in an on-going, informal manner

Examination 100%.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Psychology of Language1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. By the end of this series of lectures you should be able: to critically assess the experimental evidence for and against current cognitive theories
  2. To explain two or three major issues of dispute, and demonstrate why these issues are important within cognitive psychology.
Reading List
Harley, T.A. (2014). The psychology of language: From data to theory (4th Edition). Hove: Psychology Press.

Traxler, M.J., and Gernsbacher, M.A. (2006). Handbook of Psycholinguistics (2nd Edition) Academic Press http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780123693747

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 secretaryMs Catherine Renton
Tel: (0131 6)50 3602
Email: crenton2@ed.ac.uk
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