La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Human Development, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (PSY1EFP or PSY1PYA) and (PSY1CFP or PSY1PYB) or by approval from the subject coordinator.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit will provide you with an introduction to the scientific study of human information processing. It will cover (i) the central theories and issues in perception and cognition, (ii) the processes involved in acquiring, storing, retrieving and using knowledge, and (iii) some of the real-world applications of cognitive psychology. This unit will enable students to: - Develop understanding of human cognitive processes, and the means by which they can be studied experimentally; -Develop an in-depth, critical understanding of research in cognitive psychology, including: perception, memory, language, problem solving and creativity, thinking and reasoning, psychology and the law; -Develop understanding of the strengths and limitations of the information-processing approach, and how it applies to human functioning in the real world.

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.