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PY2112 - Memory and Cognition

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

The purpose of this subject is to introduce students to the key theories and research in the psychology of memory and cognition. It covers classic and contemporary viewpoints on how information from the environment is noticed, stored, processed and retrieved. It also tracks the historical development of cognitive psychology and presents its major contributions to the discipline.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to critically think about and discuss classic and contemporary issues and debates in memory and cognition;
  • acquire familiarity and experience with American Psychological Association writing and stylistic conventions;
  • acquire the necessary skills to apply cognitive theories and research methodology to real world problems;
  • become familiar with current theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of memory and cognition.
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 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Cottrell
Lecturer: Dr Leh Woon Mok.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials - 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (50%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Cottrell
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (50%); assignments (50%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Cottrell
Lecturer: Dr Lidia Suarez.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials - 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals - 12 hours practicals
Assessment: quizzes or tests (50%); assignments (50%).

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.