Undergraduate Course: Psychology of Language (PSYL10109)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Psychology 2A (PSYL08011) AND
Psychology 2B (PSYL08012)
||Other requirements|| Research Methods and Statistics (PPLS08001) is recommended.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting 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?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 2 (Sem 1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 12,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Psychology of Language||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- By the end of this series of lectures you should be able: ¿ to critically assess the experimental evidence for and against current cognitive theories
- To explain two or three major issues of dispute, and demonstrate why these issues are important within cognitive psychology.
|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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Patrick Sturt
Tel: (0131 6)51 1712
|Course secretary||Ms Catherine Renton
Tel: (0131 6)50 3602