Undergraduate Course: Human Cognitive Abilities (PSYL10094)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will review cognitive ability research and the evidence it provides for theories about the development, structure, and biological basis of human intelligence; discuss this evidence and its implications for educational and occupational policy; and foster critical thinking, independent reading, and ability to integrate theoretical concepts with real-world outcomes and practical applications.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting Student Pre-requisites: Degree major in Psychology and passes in Psychology courses at least to the equivalent of Junior Honours level in Edinburgh. Prior agreement with the 4th Year Honours Course Organiser.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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| By the end of the course students should be able to:
Evaluate critically and in depth the major theories of the structure of intelligence and its development
Discuss the state of our understanding of the biological basis of human intelligence
Demonstrate understanding of how human abilities impact educational, occupational, and other social outcomes
Discuss how and to what degree these associations and their biological underpinnings could be used to develop better educational programs and to help people find occupations suited to their abilities
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Wendy Johnson
Tel: (0131 6)51 1304
|Course secretary||Mrs Moira Avraam
Tel: (0131 6)50 3661