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PY2112 - Memory and Cognition

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Cognitive Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes such as attention, perception, memory, language, and problem solving. The purpose of this subject is to introduce students to the major topics, research, theories, and debates within the field, as well as the applications that research within the field have to everyday life and society. Special attention will be paid to human memory, as it underpins many mental processes. The tutorials will focus on developing the practical skills needed to design, conduct, and report research in this field.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of the major topics, research and theories in Cognitive Psychology;
  • critically appraise and evaluate classic and contemporary debates in Cognitive Psychology;
  • identify the applications that psychological principles within Cognitive Psychology have to everyday life and society;
  • design, conduct and report a piece of research on a Cognitive Psychology topic.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (35%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (35%) - Individual
  • Group project proposal 5%; group project research poster 20%; group project peer assessment 5% - (30%) - Group.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: PY1101 OR PY1102


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 04-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.