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PY2112 - Memory and Cognition

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
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

  • end of semester exam (35%)
  • quizzes or tests (35%)
  • assignments (30%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
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
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY2102

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials - 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 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.