Applied Cognitive Science
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Students must have passed PSY2010S and PSY2006F.
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units30
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
This course deals with various applications of cognitive science to practical and theoretical problems in psychology. Lectures and research projects offered in the course are aimed at developing students? appreciation
and understanding of the research methodologies and real world applications of cognitive science. Topics covered include connectionist architectures (neural networks), influences of biological cycles, drugs, and hormones on cognitive performance, the cognitive psychology of decision making, memory in the forensic arena, face recognition and reconstruction, clinical cognition, and evolutionary cognitive psychology among others.
DP requirements: Completion of all coursework, as well as completion of 90 minutes in the Student Research Participation Programme (SRPP) or equivalent and attendance of at least 5 tutorials.
Assessment: Courseworks: counts a total of 50%. This coursework is broken down into weekly tests (25%), and a group field project (25%).
Examination: the two-hour examination in June counts 50% towards the final mark.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.