Memory and Cognition

National University of Ireland, Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Memory and Cognition

  • Host University

    National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Applied Behavioral Science, Behavioral Science, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to some psychology courses will depend on the academic background of the student in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The aim of this course is to provide students with a good understanding of the basic cognitive processes of memory. It examines the nature, duration and capacity of human memory systems, memory distortions and the organisation of knowledge in memory. Other themes may include the psychology of problem solving and categorisation.

    Module objectives

    * To explain our current understanding of the architecture of human memory
    * To understand the core processes of human memory and problem solving
    * To appreciate how the experimental methodology of cognitive psychology contributes to our understanding of memory and thinking
    * To describe and analyse the various theoretical approaches to the study of memory and thinking

    Basic Reading

    Prescribed during course.


    One two-hour examination at the end of Semester.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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