Postgraduate Course: Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Disorders (CLPS11052)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course provides a critical overview of key theories and research on cognitive psychology and what we can learn from cognitive disorders
The course is composed of five x 2.5 hour lectures: 1) Approaches to Human Cognition, 2) Attention, 3) Memory, 4) Language, 5) Cognition and Emotion.
The online lectures and the weekly hour-long in-person lectures will be complemented by recommended readings from the key textbook and journal articles. Students will also be encouraged to contribute to student-led discussions on weekly tutorials to supplement the lectures on the materials provided within the course. Encouragement of peer discussion will support students in deeper critical reflection on the theories presented in the lectures and associated materials.
The course is a core component of the MSc Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) but will be open to others at the discretion of the course organiser.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 12.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formative Assessment will comprise of weekly Multiple Choice Questionnaires available online assessing student comprehension of discrete concepts.
Summative assessment will be a 2000 word critical essay worth 100% of the course mark.
||Multiple Choice Questionnaire answers will be available on completion each week.
Summative feedback on the essay will be provided electronically through Turnitin.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of cognitive psychology.
- Demonstrate psychological literacy in all aspects of students' lives.
- Demonstrate critical reflection on how cognitive psychological perspectives can aid our understanding of mental health and illness.
Eysenck, M.W. & Keane, M.T. (2015). Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook (7th Edition). Hove: Psychology Press.
Groome, D., Dewart, H., Esgate, A. Gurney, K., Kemp, R., & Towell, N. (2013). An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology Processes and Disorders (3rd Edition). Hove: Psychology Press.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Develop your knowledge and skills to enable you to discuss, analyse and present information in various formats and from a range of sources
Develop your critical reflection and writing skills
|Course organiser||Dr Zsofia Garai-Takacs
|Course secretary||Ms Sarah Paquette
Tel: (0131 6)51 3969