Cognition 1

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cognition 1

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    The module will cover the major topics of cognitive psychology. The lecture is designed to provide you with a broad overview of cognition research. Cognition deals with the basic psychological processes such as: encoding, storing, and retrieving information, forming judgments, and decision making. This course will consider to a large extent how the social situation interacts with human information processing in constructing social reality. You will learn about theories, and how these can be translated into research questions (hypotheses) that are tested (e.g., with experimental designs) and modified. You will also learn to critically evaluate merits and limits of scientific findings. Assessment on the module is via coursework and exams. The final exam will make up 50% of your grade. Two written assignments will accompany the module and contribute 25% each to the final grade for the module. More specifically, you are required to write a critical review on a published article and a report on empirical research undertaken in labs.

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