Cognitive Psychology Level 3
University of Glasgow
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
To introduce the student to key theories and experiments in cognitive psychology with a focus on the areas of memory, language, thinking and problem solving
Requirements of Entry
A student is guaranteed a place in level 3 honours if they achieve an average of a B pass in pass in Psychology 2A and 2B.
Final examination 100%
Main Assessment In: April/May
In this course the key theories and experiments in cognitive psychology will be covered with a focus on the areas of memory,language and decision making.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to
- describe and evaluate key theories on cognitive Psychology and link their evaluation to experimental evidence
discuss evidence and theories regarding the subdivisions of memory.
- describe and evaluate how semantic information might be organised in the brain, with reference to the network model and category-specific deficits.
- discuss the factors that influence encoding.
- discuss consolidation theory.
- describe and evaluate theories of forgetting and remembering.
- discuss the evidence regarding which areas of the brain might be involved in encoding, consolidation, and retrieval.
- discuss errors of commission in light of evidence and what these errors suggest regarding the features and functioning of memory.
- discuss the different ways in which emotional state is thought to affect the working of memory.
- understand the methods and concerns of research on language comprehension.
- recall some of the research on inferences in text understanding.
- recognise research on syllogistic and conditional reasoning.
- recall theories of decision making under uncertainty and related experimental evidence.
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.
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